Raspberry Royalty: Who We Are


Community Service

Our crowned Raspberry Royalty will be organizing a service project that you will participate in to help enhance the Hopkins community. Each year we look forward to the creative ways we can come together and support each other. In addition to giving back as volunteers throughout their year of service, the Raspberry Royalty plan, design, develop and execute a community service project of their own that is meaningful to them.  This is a great experience in leadership, business, marketing and the importance of community and giving back.

Camaraderie

The Raspberry Royalty program is a great way to meet new friends and have fun with young women who may have similar goals and interests. Not only will you be spending time with workshop participants from the Hopkins area, you will also have the opportunity to meet many other Royalty from various communities throughout the Twin Cities and learn about their hometowns.  You truly become part of a large extended family.

Networking

As Raspberry Royalty, you will be participating in many activities to enhance your social and real-life networking skills. You will meet many people in our community including city government leaders, local business owners and other people who are very community minded including nonprofit organization leaders and volunteers. Many of the same leaders in the community could assist you with some of your life goals such as college aspirations, career plans and giving back to the community.

Personal Growth

As a continuation of developing the leadership skills gained during the Raspberry  Leadership Workshop, our Raspberry Royalty are given many opportunities for public speaking, volunteering and networking.  They continue to set goals for personal and group growth through leadership exercises and training sessions. In addition to learning etiquette, about city government, and job interviewing techniques, you will be challenged to try new things and make new friends!

What does the Raspberry Royalty receive in return for their service?

  • An educational scholarship
  • Wardrobe
  • Personal growth
  • New relationships and friendships
  • An appreciation for the history and tradition of Hopkins and the Raspberry Festival
  • A year of fun!

The Scholarshipswalser-logo

The Raspberry Royalty Scholarship Fund is funded through the work of the Hopkins Raspberry Association charitable gaming operation, fundraisers, and most recently, the addition of the generous participation of the Walser Automotive Group.

Walser Automotive Group got its start in Hopkins when Jack Walser opened Town’s Edge Ford in 1956. Since then, we’ve been a proud member of the Hopkins community and have been committed to giving back to communities where we work, live, and play. The Walser Foundation donates 5% of pre-tax earnings to local nonprofit organizations and participates in numerous philanthropic events throughout the Twin Cities. On behalf of our employees, our customers and their families, Walser is proud to support Raspberry Royalty Scholarships.

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