When you make a decision to say YES to our youth, you may not understand the magnitude
of your impact in the moment. When you say YES to Kids in the Spotlight, you may not
understand the domino effect it will create.

What started with a Father’s Day fundraiser
to spend the day on the set of Modern
Family with our amazing ambassador, Ty
Burrell, turned into something much
greater than we could have ever imagined.
Mark Maxey, the winner of the fundraiser
for TyBurrell/Phil Dunphy to be Honorary
Dad for a Day, found an even BIGGER yes
after his initial support. Welcoming KITS to
the Washington West Film Festival, Mark’s
support far exceeded our wildest dreams.

Since 2016, we have been able to
experience taking our youth to the #WWFF,
where we’ve been able to showcase their
films and broaden their exposure to the film
community. For some, it’s been their first
time on a plane, something so many of us
take for granted. On top of that, the
Washington West team has raised roughly
$34,000 for KITS! And look, this year, one of our youth is pictured on the flyer!

These experiences help confirm that story can change the world, that our youth’s stories
deserve to be told and that they’re changing the world with their films.

We’re so humbled by the love Washington
West shows KITS and we can’t wait for this
year’s trip!

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#MarkWahlbergYouthFoundation #WWFF
#WashingtonWestFilmFestival #BradRussel