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By learning skills to manage emotions, set goals, establish relationships, and make responsible decisions, kids are more likely to thrive in school and life.
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
Last Tuesday, December 11, staff, kids, and family from across King County's Boys & Girls Clubs gathered at the Mercer Island Club to celebrate and honor outstanding Club members of fall 2018. Youth of the Quarter is an award given out four to five times a year to Club members who have excelled in the areas of academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Once a recipient of the Youth of the Quarter, Club members are eligible for
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County was honored by Seattle Business magazine 2018 Community Impact Awards for "saving, changing and improving lives in the Puget Sound region." Richard Harris, Boys & Girls Clubs Board Chair, shared "Being include among the incredible organizations represented is an honor in itself, and on behalf of our board, staff, families and our Club kids, we are grateful for the opportunity to be such a cornerstone community resource for young people in the greater
Conference Focus is Elevating Youth Voice This week, two of our YouthForce Staff, Career Internship Program Director Lareesa Blakely and Case Manager Valerie Macaraan, had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Bridge Conference, an event hosted by School's Out Washington. "It was an amazing conglomerate of youth development professionals, program directors, educators, youth advocates, and facilitators from all over the nation. The theme of the workshop was 'Elevate Youth Voice' and the numerous workshops that were offered throughout the
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,
Dear Boys & Girls Clubs of King County community, It has been my honor to lead this organization for the past two and a half years. Since stepping into the role of President/CEO, I have been working hard to ensure we are headed on a path for growth and success. Together, we have accomplished so much and with your continued support, we will continue to do so for years to come. This past year, we celebrated 75 years of youth
Brianna joins team as new YouthForce Coordinator Brianna is currently a full-time student at Bellevue College. She is pursuing her bachelor’s in Computer Science and hopes to one day work as an AI specialist at Microsoft or Nintendo. When she is not at school, she spends her free time painting and with her friends and family. Brianna first connected with Youthforce in 10th grade when she interned for the Alaska Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Department over the summer. After the internship