Welcome to our first week of summer camp! This week's theme is Service and Community, and we're very excited to start off the summer collaborating with the North Beach Boys & Girls Club on a number of our field trips, this week and beyond! Throughout the summer, we'll have a "wheels day" where club members can bring their bikes, roller blades, scooters, etc. to ride on the Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club playground! Make sure to bring a

Continue Reading >

Sounders Career Development Conference Saturday, July 14th    |   10:30 AM - 4:30 PM   |  The NINETY    + RESUME BUILDING + SOCIAL MEDIA BRANDING + PEER PANEL DISCUSSION + PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS + FREE LUNCH   Register!   This is a mandatory event for Sounders Interns! All other YouthForce Interns are invited to attend, as well as Rainier Scholars, Rainier Athletes, and Juma youth.

Continue Reading >

Over the past few weeks, the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island had the chance to observe the process of incubating and hatching baby chicks. We brought in an incubator to place in a quiet corner of the Club, and a neighbor graciously donated a dozen fertilized chicken eggs from her farm for us to hatch. We placed a set of cross-section model eggs next to the incubator and kids checked in to see what was

Continue Reading >

Congratulations to our Youth of the Year, Hazel! Hazel is a fifth grader who has demonstrated outstanding compassion, leadership, creativity, and optimism at the Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club. Hazel encourages her friends to be their best selves, and never hesitates to ask "How can I help?". As a fifth grader, Hazel will be graduating from our program this school year, and she will be missed! Thank you Hazel for being a great role model for your peers! Pictured

Continue Reading >

What is top of mind for you right now? We’re busy planning summer camps for thousands of local youth. It is a time when many kids go hungry because they don’t have access to the free and reduced-fee meals at their schools. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to provide healthy, nutritious food so our kids are able to learn, play, and grow. For some kids, the only hot, nutritious meal they can count on comes

Continue Reading >

This summer marks the fifth year of our innovative Wallingford Summer Food program. Each weekday, 60 Wallingford Club kids can count on healthy, nutritious, delicious, and all-vegetarian meals for lunch— with protein-rich ingredients like yogurt, hummus, beans, and eggs — freshly prepared by three staff chefs. After four years of experimenting, staff have learned to strike a balance between trying new foods and sticking with crowd-pleasers. Area Director Meghan Sweet explains, “We’ve tried things and taken items off the menu based

Continue Reading >

2017 TeamWork Intern Accepted into Competitive Microsoft Internship Program! [caption id="attachment_1392" align="alignnone" width="640"] TeamWork Program Director, Austin Bergeron, and YouthForce Alum, Solo, pose for a photo to celebrate the acceptance of his exciting new position.[/caption]   2017 YouthForce Alum and previous TeamWork Intern, Solo, has recently accepted an exciting internship with Microsoft! Solo is one of 60 interns selected from a candidate pool of 800 youth.  After undergoing a rigorous application process, Solo is excited to start his new position

Continue Reading >