As we enter our 80th year, we continue to look at how we can leverage resources and make investments that will help people move across the bridge to prosperity. One key piece of this work, is our role as a lead partner in Kitsap Strong, a community impact initiative focused on preventing and mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Our collective goal is to improve the well-being and educational attainment of Kitsap residents, through a focus on empowerment and equity, the prevention of ACEs, and the building of resilience. Kitsap Strong is a network of community leaders collaboratively implementing a theory of community improvement grounded in NEAR science and equity. In a nutshell, we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Kitsap County. We win by Living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring you to join with us as we fight for what matters.