Western Wyoming Student athlete and Douglas High School Volleyball Graduate Caitlyn Costa with her Father Nevada State Senator James Settelmeyer shared how their family worked through tough times when Caitlyn was  in middle school.   They wanted students to know we have a community that cares.


MEFIYI Advisory Board Member John Collins from Pre Construction Services Group (PCSG) discussed the many career opportunities Nevada has in the construction industry.

MEFIYI Advisory Board Member Ryan Moglich introduced his unique business breeding and training  outstanding Game Hawks and Falcons.  Ryan is also Douglas High School Varsity Football Coach.  His presentation help students understand the discipline, listening skills and teamwork to be successful in both activities.

Military Veteran Carl Schnock brought his stories of the Vietnam War.  Also introduced the great work his non profit organization does for our community.  WAVE (Welcome All Veterans Everywhere) supports our local military veterans.   He helped students understand why we should honor the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem.  Thanks to our volunteers who fight for our freedoms.

Kathy Cocking from Carson Valley Medical Center gave Douglas High School Business Class Students lessons in “Customer Service”.  The Healthcare Operation uses the template initiated by Disney.   Wonderful presentation for students to know the value of serving and retaining your customers.

Carson Valley Medical Center’s Reed Cocking explained the many ways you can build a career in health care. 

U.S. Winter Olympic Curling Athlete Larry Sidney provided  our students information how to “Find their Passion”.



MEFIYI started the REWARD Club in 2010. The program assists students and athletes with finding their “reward of life”.  Staff discusses how to establish realistic academic, athletic and career achievement. We ensure student and athletes explore their talents and understand how to utilize community resources.

REWARD Club has successfully had 66 student and athletes who started the program, middle school age, and had the following results;  1) 65 attended college or trade school,  2) 60 became college graduates and 3) 65 are employed.


MEFIYI has positioned itself with a unique strategy making a meaningful impact in our local community that will become a standard operation for teen and young adult workforce development.

REWARD Club  Sessions are Mondays and Tuesdays  @ Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School during Advisory.   Douglas High School Fridays lunchtime .   Come join us. Your success is our REWARD!

Special thanks to Smallwood Foundation, John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, Tamarack Junction, NFL Foundation, EpicPromise and Partnership Douglas County for supporting our Club.