Girls on The Run Volunteer Coach
Mrs. Azure volunteers as a coach for Girls on the Run of Southeast Washington. Girls on the Run is a program inspiring girls to recognize and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
Street Law Instructor
Guest instruction in high school classrooms to provide instruction to young people with practical legal knowledge relevant to their everyday lives.
VIBE Music Center
Mrs. Azure served on the board of directors for Vibe Music Center from 2014-2016. Vibe was created to give people of all ages the opportunity to share their talents on stages throughout our community and surrounding areas. Vibe is a program that fuels creativity and fosters talents. Vibe uses a performance based teaching method proven to change behaviors and promote positive self-esteem. They learn to excel together for a common goal.
Washington Women Lawyers - Southeast Washington Chapter
In 2015, Mrs. Azure along with Commissioner Pamela Peterson, Judge Jackie Shea-Brown and colleague Jody Campbell, founded the local WWL Chapter encompassing multiple counties in Southeast Washington. Jennifer served as President of local chapter 2015 to 2017. In 2016, Mrs. Azure was recognized as Chapter Member of the Year by the statewide Washington Women Lawyers. Mrs. Azure currently serves on the local WWL Board as State Liaison.
YMCA Mock Trial Competition
Mrs. Azure volunteers as a rater and served as a judge for the local YMCA Mock Trial Competition. High school teams of attorneys and witnesses prepare the case for trial and compete at district levels before real judges in actual courtrooms. "Juries" of attorneys rate the teams for their presentation, while the presiding judges rule on the motions, objections, and ultimately the merits.
Youth & Justice Forum, Tri-Cities
Mrs. Azure continues to volunteer at the Tri-Cities Youth & Justice Forum, focusing on improving education, outreach, research and workforce diversity in our justice system. Jennifer has been honored to help with the annual Youth and Justice Forum for several years, seeking to get young people interested in a career in the legal system.