Teens aren't simply "older children"— they need special programming to address where they are in their maturation process. So each Club has a designated teen program staffed by specialists who supply dynamic programming designed to help teens navigate their challenges with joy and success.
Programs are offered in career development, college readiness, successful high school graduation, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and civic engagement. Each program centers around the critical social interaction between peers and staff that empowers teens to explore who they are, make a difference in their communities and prepare themselves to be productive and responsible citizens.
While most of our Clubs have designated areas for kids and teens, we proudly offer stand-alone Teen Centers in two of our communities:
Federal Way Teen Center
Sammamish Teen Center
In this youth career development program, we help teens develop a post-high school plan and find answers to their questions about college and careers.
Our combination of individual coaching, paid internships and skill-building workshops helps them build resumes and expand their contacts.
We network with some of the best organizations around Seattle to locate fun and rewarding internship positions in places like CenturyLink Stadium and Microsoft. These companies provide managers and mentors who give on-the-job guidance and assign tasks and projects that contribute to the company's goals.
To learn more about YouthForce or current internship opportunities, visit www.teenjobs.org!