In its eighth year, the Westfield Yellow Tie Ball raised $12,000 for Westfield’s Youth Assistance Program.
“It is, without question, the most important project that this city is doing because it deals with our most important asset: our youth,” Cook said.
Held earlier this month, the event featured speakers, video testimonials and participation from a Youth Assistance family and mentor. The mayors of Indianapolis, Greenwood and Fishers also were in attendance.
Developed in the fall of 2009 as a pilot program in Westfield, Youth Assistance has grown to include every school system in Hamilton County, as well as Zionsville schools in neighboring Boone County.
The $12,000 will benefit the Westfield Youth Assistance Program with mentoring, camp and recreation opportunities, tutoring assistance and other services designed to assist the healthy development of Hamilton County youth.
To learn more about Youth Assistance or to get involved, visit www.youthassistance.org.