Julie Wukelic

Julie is the last child in a family of seven that was dedicated to serving the community through the church. The daughter of a missionary pastor, she grew up to raise three children, earning her degree in Finance and an MBA from Washington State University. She now serves her community through her role at Believe in Me - Foundation for Kids. Julie describes her job at Believe in Me as the Chief Change Maker. She likes to make sure she has the right people working on the job, equipping them with the right technology and streamlined processes. Put all that business aside and she's leveraging everything she’s got to make a difference in kids' lives every day.

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Celebrating Neurodiversity and Supporting Individuals with Autism

Believe in Me is a nonprofit foundation that empowers marginalized youth in the community. In line with our vision to help every kid develop the self-confidence they need to succeed, we recognize the unique challenges faced by young people with autism. April is Autism Awareness Month, and as the world celebrates neurodiversity and raises awareness …

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Believe in Me Promotes Equity on International Day for Ending Racism

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an annual event that takes place on March 21. This day provides an opportunity to reflect on the impact of racism and discrimination on marginalized youth and the importance of promoting equity and inclusion. In this blog, we will discuss why it is crucial to eliminate …

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World Day of Happiness: Celebrating Joy and Philanthropy with Believe in Me

March 20th: Celebrating World Day of Happiness Around the Globe Happiness is one of the most fundamental human needs. We all strive to be happy, and when we are, it has a ripple effect on our lives and the lives of those around us. This is why the United Nations designated March 20 as the …

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Bringing Luck and Caring to Your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

St. Patrick’s Day is a time-honored holiday that celebrates Irish culture and heritage. It’s a day filled with green clothing, parades, and many festivities. But there’s more to St. Patrick’s Day than just celebrating Irish heritage. It’s also a time to give back and support those who need it most, especially marginalized youth. In this …

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Support Marginalized Youth Education on Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! March 14th is a special day for math enthusiasts and educators, as it celebrates the mathematical constant pi (π) and its significance in mathematics. But beyond the celebration of pi, it’s also an opportunity to promote educational opportunities for marginalized youth, an essential mission for organizations like Believe in Me. Celebrate Pi …

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The Shocking Truth About LGBTQ+ Youth Suicide and What You Can Do to Help

GET HELP NOW BY ACCESSING  THE TREVOR PROJECT’S LGBTQ+ CRISIS RESOURCES: CALL 1-866-488-7386 OR TEXT ‘START’ TO 678-678. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS STRUGGLING WITH THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE, DIAL OR TEXT 988 TO GET 24/7 SUPPORT. Today, I want to discuss a complex and sadly taboo topic: LGBTQ+ youth suicide. This issue is …

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What The Holiday Season is Really Like for Children Experiencing Homelessness

The holiday season is a time of joy and happiness, but for children experiencing homelessness, it can be a difficult time. These kids often don’t have a safe place to call home and can feel left out and alone during the holidays. This doesn’t have to be the case, though! There are many ways we …

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Believe in Me Hosts Donors and Friends at Seattle Kraken Home Games

Believe in Me is proud to announce its investment in tickets to the Seattle Kraken Hockey Club for the 2022/2023 season. As an organization that believes in building relationships through creating shared memories and stories, we are excited to have purchased 22 home games for the Seattle Kraken’s upcoming season. This partnership allows us to …

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