Category Archives: General

HRT Board Member Kathy Baros-Friedt Recipient of the Thurston Group’s Humanitarian Award

Barbara Clarkson presenting Kathy Baros-Friedt the Thurston Group’s Humanitarian Award at the organization’s annual banquet in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kathy Baros-Friedt received the Humanitarian Award from the Thurston Group of Washington State for her work in support of programs for youth and the homeless.  She was presented the award by Barbara Clarkson, a charter member of the Thurston Group, Saturday, January 18, at the organization’s annual banquet in honor in the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Award Eileen Yoshina

IMG_20131021_183633_297We are so thrilled to share that our board member, Eileen Yoshina – SPSCC Office of Diversity and Equity Director at SPSCC (South Puget Sound Community College); was honored last night with an Adult Diversity Award from the Thurston Council on Diversity!! Eileen was among other esteemed recipients such as Matt Grant from Olympia High School and Mike Velasquez from Avanti High School in recognition of the transformative and critical diversity work they do. We are so proud of Eileen and all of her accomplishments! Felicidades, amiga!

Latino Youth Summit 2013

11th Annual Latino Youth Summit

El Poder de la Palabra” / The Power of the Word

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

South Puget Sound Community College. 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia, WA 98512

Event is open to high school students in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.

Registration is FREE. Space is limited. 

Registration is now CLOSED for the 2013 Latino Youth Summit.

We have reached capacity and are unable to accept further registrations. Thank you and see you at the summit!”

Click here to fill out the 2013 Latino Youth Summit Pre-Survey

The Latino Youth Summit: A Ten Year Look Back


  • Significant increase in both participants and schools
    • – From 60 to 500+ participants annually
    • – From a handful of schools to ~35
  • Multiple program formats used and proved
    • – We understand the minimum and average workshop offerings needed
    • – We understand program components of keynotes, noon program, exhibitors, lunches, campuses
    • – We have established main underlying themes of careers, education, healthy lifestyles
  • The Summit is a valuable resource for five rural county Latino youth
    • – We see an increase in interest each year
    • – In their own words, the Summit has inspired youth in multiple ways
    • – The program we provide is helping form life choices

To see the report please Click here