Empowering Young People to Excellence

Harriette Bryant / Co-Founder of OurGEMS

April 19, 2023

Guest Bio

Harriette Bryant / Co-Founder of OurGEMS

Harriette Bryant is Chair of the Mentor Washington Board of Directors, Vice Chair of the Olympic College Board of Trustees, Music Discovery Center board member, Member of the BGCSPS Board of Governors, Leadership Kitsap board member, Roxy Foundation Board member, Senior Mentor Coordinator for PYA (Partnering for Youth Achievement), Past-Chair of the Kitsap Community Foundation, Past Chair of the Bremerton Housing Authority, Past- President of the Kitsap County YWCA Board of Directors.

Co-founder of OurGEMS (Our Girls Empowered through Mentoring and Service) a organization that mentors girls age 9-25 in 18 schools throughout the Bremerton, Central, Bainbridge, North and South Kitsap school district. Most of all she enjoys being a servant leader for many non-profit organizations. She is a long standing member of Emmanuel Apostolic Church in West Bremerton.


2023 Exceptional Nonprofit Service Award - 5/19/23
2020 Kitsap County Human Rights Lifetime Achievement Award
2020 YWCA Linda K. Joyce Award
2019 Alison Bolds Woman of Influence Award
2016 Kitsap County Bar Association's Liberty Bell Award
2016 Washington State African American Achievement Award
2015 Golden Acorn Award
2012 WASA Certificate of Merit Award
2012 Leadership Kitsap Outstanding Alumni Award
2010 Thunderbird Award
2008 NAACP Community Relations Award
2005 Leadership Kitsap Graduate
2003 YWCA Outstanding Commitment Award
1999 Woman of Achievement Award
1995 KCR Employee of the Year


Mentor Washington
Roxy Foundation
Music Discovery Center
Olympic College Trustee
YWCA of Kitsap
SPSBGC Board of Governors
Kitsap Community Foundation
Bremerton Housing Authority
Developmental Disability Council
East Bremerton Rotarian
Leadership Kitsap
Partnering for Youth Achievement

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