The Bloggers

(there will be more contributers as content picks up–be sure to check back!)

Jackie Wagner

Jacqueline (Jackie) Wagner ║ YouthWorks Council Secretary/Public Relations Extraordinaire

Hey everyone!  My name is Jacqueline Wagner and I am a senior at A.C. Davis High School in Yakima, Washington.  I am the secretary of the YouthWorks Council and there are a ton of things I enjoy doing, but more than anything, I love dancing—both as a member of Davis’ Varsity Cheer Squad and as the lead dancer in our school’s upcoming musical, Hairspray.  Currently, I find myslelf busy with applying to universities and scholarships.  I want to attend Brown or Stanford to become a surgeon—although I don’t know what type yet… or an anesthesiologist…

Alyssa Armbruster

Alyssa Armbruster ║ YouthWorks Council Member & Stylist-Salonteur

Hi there!  My name is Alyssa Armbruster and I am a Senior at East Valley High School, but taking Running Start courses at Yakima Valley Community College. I happily serve on the YouthWorks Council. When I’m not found studying, hanging out, or working at my super cool job at Belu Salon, I’m reading, writing, or off on the slopes enjoying the powder. I am incredibly loud and always laughing. I’ve been told you can always hear me before you see me. At this moment in time, I’m filling out applications for UW (fingers crossed!) and various other colleges with outstanding medical programs. It’s my desire to, one day, be a nurse practitioner.

Madison Campbell

Madison Campbell ║ YouthWorks Council Member & Resident Scholar

Hello there! My name is Madison Campbell and I am a senior at West Valley High School, however I spend most of my time at YVCC as a Running Start student. I am a first year member of the Youth Council and have been a one-to-one mentor for about a year. I spend my summer’s working at Camp Dudley and my school year as a Nanny.  I love being outside and hate wearing shoes. I plan to get my Bachelor’s in Nursing at a WA state university and one day hope to work with a community of kids as amazing as those who enter the doors of Children’s Village.


Peter Wachsmith

 Peter Wachsmith ║ YouthWorks Member & Vocal Virtuoso

My name is Peter Wachsmith and I am a senior at Naches Valley High School.  I love being a senior this year! I enjoy classical music and study opera. I hope to major in business when I get to college and minor in vocal performance.  I am very glad to be a part of YouthWorks and look forward to sharing my ideas, thoughts, and opinions through this blog!


Karlee Jones ║ YouthWorks Member & Hashtag maker

My name is Karlee Jones and I am a sophomore at West Valley High school. This is my second year as a YouthWorks council member. In addition to the Council, I have been I have been a One 2 One mentor at Children’s Village for the past three years. In my spare time, you can find me busy volunteering, hanging out with friends, or shopping, of course! Right now I’m busy with the Christmas fundraiser at school that I’m in charge of this year!