On January 2, 2003 Genuine Voices launched its first program on the west coast, in Skagit Valley, WA. This program was initiated by Juri Shigeta while she was traveling in the area theprevious year. She had spent part of her senior year of high school as an exchange student at Burlington High School and wanted to return and give something back to the area. She was introduced to the At-Risk Intervention Specialist program, in partnership with Krav Maga Amsterdam and the Skagit Valley Family YMCA. These organizations were perfect matches to work with Genuine Voices on the goal of enhancing the lives and futures of youths using music. One year after this meeting Juri returned to the Skagit Valley with the support and funding that was needed to start the music program there. Once again Gary from the Midiman Corp. was very supportive and donated the Reason Software that the students use to create their tracks on the computer.
"We will maintain a safety and health program conforming to the best practices of organizations of this type. To be successful, such a program must embody proper attitudes toward injury and illness prevention on the part of supervisors and employees. It also requires cooperation in all safety and health matters, not only between supervisor and employee, but also between each employee and his/her co-workers. Only through such a cooperative effort can a safety program in the best interest of all be established and preserved."
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