Mercer Island Business Breakfast Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 7am   Join us on November 6th at 7am for the Mercer Island Business Breakfast! Celebrate with the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and the Mercer Island community as we support the important work the Club does to provide a safe and enriching space for kids. This year, we have the privilege to welcome Tod Leiweke as our keynote speaker. We are looking forward to hearing from Tod about

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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

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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

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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

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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.     

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On Tuesday, July 17th, more than 3,300 containers of chocolate-covered sunflower seeds arrived at Boys & Girls Clubs of King County: a generous donation from TRP Company & Dae Young Corporation! Teens, kids, and staff from the Smilow Rainier Vista Club helped unload a packed truck. They couldn't believe how many jars there were (in total, making for more than 165,000 servings)! By the time all containers were unloaded, youth were cheering on the street and there were smiles all

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On Wednesday, July 11th, nearly 800 youth from across Boys & Girls Clubs of King County came together at University of Washington’s Husky Stadium for this year’s Summer Field Day. Throughout the morning, kids rotated through stations and had the chance to play soccer, kickball, football, golf, rugby, and ultimate frisbee, and do yoga and other core strength exercises. From practicing correct tackle technique in Majestics’ jerseys to participating in jump rope competitions and learning the ins and outs of

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YouthForce is excited to welcome Valerie and Marcus to the team as our new Case Manager and YouthForce University Director!                               VALERIE moved to Seattle one month ago. She is very grateful to have found this opportunity at YouthForce as a Case Manager. She brings two years of experience working as a Case Manager for youth residential programs. Valerie values having a great team and support

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From working as a YouthForce intern and staff member, to sitting on the board, Jessica is a YouthForce alum in every sense of the word!   Jessica's history with YouthForce goes back more than ten years to her first day on the job as a Seahawks Intern, working as Fan Support Staff at CenturyLink Field. "I can still remember the energy of the game days - I'll remember it forever," Jessica shares. "I was shy in high school. As a

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Elijah is an Emerging Leader Among the Group We want to recognize Elijah for his outstanding performance in the TeamWork Internship!     Elijah started in our TeamWork Sounders Program in February of 2018, and in June he landed a spot as a CenturyLink Field Tour Guide with the Seahawks, a pilot internship program this year. Five YouthForce interns train for the position by shadowing current CenturyLink Tour Guides in July and will lead groups independently later this summer and fall. Elijah says

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