Empower Youth Network Receives Riverview School District’s 2022 Community Service Award


Jerry Blackburn accepts the Riverview School District School Board of Directors Community Service Award, on behalf of Empower Youth Network. Blackburn is shown with Riverview Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Smith, and School Board Chair, Lori Oviatt.


On June 14, 2022, the Riverview School District School Board of Directors presented Empower Youth Network with the 2022 Riverview School District Community Service Award. Jerry Blackburn, the organization’s Program Director, was on hand to receive the award.


The Community Service Award is given annually to a community group or organization in recognition of services they provide, which benefits our students and our district.


In the nomination letter, Dr. Anthony Smith, on behalf of the Riverview School Board of Directors, praised the organization’s multi-faceted approach to improving the lives of students and families throughout the Snoqualmie Valley.


“Empower Youth Network provides a stable foundation of service that not only provides parents with adult education opportunities, but also further the organization’s mission of promoting and inspiring youth to lead safe, healthy, and successful lives.


From ensuring food stability for students and families in need with the Weekend Power Packs program, teaching students to be peer-to-peer youth trainers in mental health and suicide prevention, offering community events to educate parents and families, and Empower Youth Network’s focus on youth development and community resilience, we could not be more proud to have the organization partnering with Riverview School District and being an invaluable ally in making sure all our students thrive and realize their best potential.”


We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with Empower Youth Network and congratulate them on receiving the 2022 Community Service Award.