Ukes for Youth

“Dedicated to fostering the Spirit of Aloha through ukulele music, friendship, and education for people of all ages”

Aloha and welcome to our new website!

If you reached this site by being redirected from, please bookmark this new site as the redirect will eventually expire. Mahalo!

After several years collaborating with Rise Up International, we have now formed Ukes for Youth, a non-profit foundation, supporting the ukulele community in Central Oregon and beyond.

Summer Events/Activities: As a continuation of our Ukes for Youth programs in the schools, we are pleased to participate in summer enrichment programs with both Rise Up International and Westside Village Magnet School.

Bend Ukulele Group: Meets weekly every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Pappy’s Pizza in Bend. Ukulele music will put a smile on your face, guaranteed! You can find the weekly playlist on the BUGs Facebook page.

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Bob Rasmussen, Karen O’Donnell, and all the Ukes for Youth ‘Ohana