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Yakima Schools Foundation Celebrates Local Youth At Breakfast

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The Yakima Schools Foundation had one of its biggest fundraisers of the year today at the Yakima Convention Center.

The 11th annual Celebrate Our Youth Breakfast raises money to support students outside the classroom.  They fund after-school programs, band uniforms, and field trips. 

John Keister hosted the popular TV show in Seattle, "Almost Live" and continues to work as a humorist and advocate for education.  He was the featured speaker at the breakfast.

"At a time like this when everybody is cutting back and budgets are shrinking, teachers are getting fired, it's really important for the community to step up and help each other," he said.

The Yakima Schools Foundation raised $40,991.73 in net proceeds from the breakfast last year. 
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