The TOGETHER organization hosted hundreds of attendees at their annual event to celebrate “champions” for kids in our community. Champions were recognized for their efforts and outstanding service in making a difference in the lives of local youth. The evening’s champions received accolades and a brick with a plaque—signifying the blueprint of building a strong community. Guests walked away with a sense that each person can make a difference in the lives of our youth. TOGETHER mobilizes the community to prevent youth substance abuse and violence through awareness, advocacy and action so that all young people in Thurston County are supported, healthy, safe and valued.