Mark Your Calendars!

The Alliance holds events throughout the year that further our mission, including community conversations, educational workshops, planning meetings, and gatherings for specific audiences, like teens, partners, parents, Alliance leaders, etc.  On this page, we attempt to list all events related to our work, including events sponsored by our partners.

Each event indicates an intended audience, with a link to RSVP when available. However,  events are open to anyone interested in attending.

Future Events by Date

Weekly parenting tips on ways to foster genuine success that help kids become the pilots of their own lives. Learn about the eight core internal abilities found in the Compass Advantage Model of positive youth development.

Each month, starting in October, 2016 through May, 2017 we will explore one of the eight attributes all kids need to be healthy and productive in life. Watch weekly for new blog and Facebook postings. Please help us start a Bainbridge learning community around cultivating what matters by starting a community conversation with us. 

Parents, watch for a flyer in your mailbox with information about the Alliance, the Compass Advantage and what local teens want us to know.

Begins October, 2016

Past Events*

1/31/17: “What’s the Harm?”  A Panel Discussion of Teen Substance Use and Abuse

A crowd of 334 adults heard expert panelists share their views on teen substance use. Panelists also shared tips on prevention strategies for parents which were brought to life through role plays.

Matthew Hamner, Chief of Bainbridge Island Police Department
Jillian Worth, Family Physician at Virginia Mason Medical Center
Kevin Haggerty, Prevention Expert from UW School of Social Work
Nicole Hayford, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Naval Base Kitsap

1/17/17: Pulling Back the Curtain on Behavior: How the Brain is Changed through Experience.

73 local leaders participated in three hours of free professional development training, learning the science behind human behavior, ethe impacts of trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & toxic stress on our brains, bodies, behaviors and choices. Facilitated by Kody Russell, MSW.

Nov 9th, 2016: Presentation by Michele Borba, EdD. Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in an All-About-Me World

April 23, 2016: Summit #5 Teen Kindness Campaign Bainbridge High School

Over 40 teens gave five hours of their time on a Saturday towards envisioning an even better school culture at BHS.

Working with facilitators form the Association of Washington Student Leaders, teens designed posters expressing their ideas.

Using this input, a student task force subsequently honed a set of value statements and quotes that expressed the full scope of their vision.

These ideas were paired with student photographs and made into banners that now hang in every building on the Bainbridge High School Campus.

April 23, 2016: Summit #5  Raising an Adult: Moving to Action


Feb. 9, BHYA Partner Organizations Introductory Meeting

Feb. 3, 2016:  Presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult.*

If you missed the Julie Lythcott Haim’s presentation in February, you can watch it below:

Thanks to Raising Resilience and Bainbridge High School PTSO for hosting Julie Lythcott Haim’s presentation.


January-February, 2016: StoryShare Weekly Meetings

January 4, 2016: BHYA Teen Council Meeting

Oct. 6, 2015: Dr. Suniya Luthar presentation

April 25, 2015: BI Healthy Youth Summit 4

March 15, 2014: BI Healthy Youth Summit 3

January 11, 2014: BI Healthy Youth Summit 2

Nov. 2, 2013: BI Healthy Youth Summit 1

*See past Raising Resilience Events focused on parenting.