Karina’s Joy Foundation

The Karina’s Joy Foundation aims to perpetuate Karina’s joyful spirit and giving nature through youth scholarships and awards, community involvement and events, and acts of kindness.

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With funds raised through the YNWA 5k each year we are able to send dozens of kids to youth camp, recognize outstanding young musicians and share Karina’s joy with many in our community and beyond.

Youth Camperships

  • We were invited to sponsor a group of 20 girls from an orphanage in Tijuana to attend a weekend Christian camp on the outskirts of Ensenada, Mexico at no cost.
  • Five students received 50% scholarships towards 6th grade science camp this spring.
  • We had a wonderful opportunity to subsidize a beach camping weekend for a small youth group retreat. A total of 20 students grades 7-12 attended. We have no doubt Karina would have loved that experience!

Outstanding Musicians

Each year, three students—one from each grade level—at our local middle school are nominated by their peers to receive a $100 voucher towards musical and personal development.