Ain’t no rest for the happiest nonprofit!

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” ― Thomas A. Edison

Hello and welcome to the new CRYJ Blog!

Even though school is out for summer, we’re working away on lots of great projects here at CRYJ. The first of which (and if you are reading this, you are already aware) is a brand-spankin’-new website! Kelsey has been messing around with the CRYJ site to bring you a more user-friendly, streamlined version of the same CRYJ you know and love. Everything is always a work in progress, and the more we learn, the more we change. So, things will probably shift around on here, but fear not, it is for the greater good!

Moving forward with our new site and blog, we hope to have some of our kiddos write guest posts, do a deeper dive into our beliefs and the work we do, and keep everyone updated on us. We will also be filling in the FAQ, Resources and Community Partners pages. If you have any suggestions of what you’d like to see please let us know.

We are also currently in the throes of the 2nd annual Great Fish Challenge! The Great Fish Challenge is is a Whitefish Community Foundation annual giving campaign designed to maximize your donation! From July 12th 2016 through September 16th 2016, all donations made to CRYJ through the Great Fish Challenge site will be matched at a percentage. In 2015, all donations were matched at 53%, with additional incentive grants available. A total of $1.1 M was raised for 32 nonprofits in the area. We are excited about this unique opportunity to reach some important goals this year!

And, finally, the one project that has us most excited and frantic, CRYJ’s 3rd annual Harvest Dinner! This year we are working with a Latin American theme, meaning there will be some fiery flavors from our local chefs and brewers and fantastic Latin Jazz from Cocinando. We’re on the last legs of figuring out our sponsors for the event, and public ticket sales launched last week. This is going to be So.Much.Fun. and we can’t wait to see our awesome community out on Two Bear Farm, chowing down on some great food – featuring some ingredients from our own CRYJ gardens – and supporting a truly wonderful group of youth participants as they help serve and share stories during the evening!

Look for: Harvest Dinner updates, Great Fish updates, more blog posts, a fully-realized site!



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