The Teen Employment Conference (TEC) is an event put on by YouthForce, the Youth Career Development Program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. We are dedicated to leveling the professional playing field for youth with limited access to college and career readiness resources. TEC is about providing unique learning and career building opportunities for teens. Throughout the day, youth have the chance to attend career workshops hosted by local Seattle companies, practice their interview skills, and enjoy a
COUNTLESS POSITIVE STORIES came out of this year’s Sounders TeamWork Internship, and it would be impossible to revisit them all. At each Sounders match, YouthForce interns leapt out of their comfort zones and into an exciting world of work at CenturyLink Field. They worked together in teams, greeted tens of thousands of fans, and played a crucial role in creating an amazing game day experience for Seattle’s soccer fans. Most interns are already planning new beginnings with jobs
Tony and Zilliang's First Office Experience Providing Data Support For Local Non-Profit [caption id="attachment_1906" align="alignnone" width="640"] Zilliang and Tony hanging out in the hallway of Centro de La Raza where the Global Visionaries offices are housed.[/caption] YouthForce is thrilled to be working with Global Visionaries this year as an internship site for our Doorways and WIOA Internship Programming. Global Visionaries is a Seattle non-profit that "facilitates a multi-year youth leadership program with an emphasis on social and environmental justice.
Longtime partner Microsoft has played a vital role in supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of King County through the dedication of time, resources, thought leadership, in-kind donations, and volunteerism. Microsoft works to support every level of our work, with 21 Microsoft employees sitting on our Club Advisory Boards and hundreds more involved at our Clubs through volunteering, coaching, and financial donations. Volunteerism In April 2018, a group of Microsoft employees and their families spent the day at our Federal Way,
On Saturday, October 13th, representatives from more than 35 local organizations came out to bring opportunities to more than 100 Seattle-area youth. Check out some of our favorite moments from the day. "I'm interested in medicine and social justice, and I met so many people in that area today. I'm definitely going to join one of them." - Dominique, 2018 YouthForce Intern "One youth wanted to know more about physical therapy so we're going to connect
Thank you Kids Auction 2018 supporters! Together, we raised... On Saturday, October 6th, more than 800 community members gathered for Kids Auction 2018 to celebrate and support youth across King County. In true kid-centered fashion, the Seattle Sheraton was transformed into a carnival featuring face painting and balloon hats, skee ball, palm readers, and acrobatic performances! The night's silent and live auctions brought in an organization record-breaking $1.2M to support Boys & Girls Clubs of King County's programs! President/CEO Dr.
Kyle'cia and Jihad share a laugh outside their intern site, Cafe Red. Cafe Red has quickly become a staff favorite and a perfect excuse to visit our interns while drinking a deliciously crafted latte. It's a quaint and cozy coffee shop located on MLK Way Jr. S. near the Othello light rail station. The convenient service it provides for rail riders is exceptional -- its coffee and welcoming vibes are even better. Two of our Doorways
Shivanah and Merilyn Walk Away With Tangible Skills For Their Future This summer, nine of our YouthForce interns were hired and placed into six different sites at Alaska Airlines (AS), all located at or near the Sea-Tac Airport. We had the chance to visit two of our interns this summer, Shivanah and Merilyn, at their respective sites, the Flight Operations Training Center and the Information Technology Systems department. Megan Gimmestad, Alaska Airline's Recruiting Outreach Manager, was the tour
YouthForce's Career Internship Program was thrilled to partner with Bank of America for the first time this summer. We received over 80 applications and were excited to select Nakita as the final candidate for an internship position with the Rainier Beach branch. Nakita started her 6-week summer program in July and finished up at the end of August. As a Student Intern, Nakita worked closely with the Rainier Beach branch customers by helping them use the ATM and set up
Jump Club, Seattle has arrived at the Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse & Teen Center! This summer, Club kids have the chance to participate in single rope and double dutch skills classes offered twice a week June - August through Jump Club, Seattle. The classes are open to the public and funded by the Get Moving Initiative, a grant offered through Seattle Parks and Recreation to get people moving throughout the summer, especially in under-served parts of the city.