Interning with the Seattle Seahawks   Through YouthForce’s TeamWork Internship Program, teens sharpen their professional skills at the home of the Seahawks. As Seahawks Suite Runners, the paid interns work from 5:45 AM until 2 PM on game days providing meals, drinks, and smiles to Seahawks fans. Teens gain hospitality skills such as customer service, multitasking, teamwork, and effective communication while working alongside more experienced mentors.  TeamWork Interns Fathima and Ebonyé share about their experiences at CenturyLink:     This

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Youth Resource Fair

Event Date: Dec 7, 2019

This winter, we are hosting a Youth Resource Fair for ages 14-21 on Saturday, December 7 at the Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club from 11am - 1pm.   YouthForce serves over 400 under served teens throughout King County each year through paid internships at unique companies and a career readiness program.   At the Youth Resource Fair, we intend to have 35 - 45 companies and organizations participate and speak to teens about jobs and local opportunities. This

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Youth Resource Fair 2019

Event Date: Dec 7, 2019

This winter we are hosting a Youth Resource Fair for age 14-21 on Saturday, December 7th at the Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club. About this Event YouthForce serves over 400 under served teens throughout King County each year through paid internships at unique companies and a career readiness program.   This winter we are hosting a Youth Resource Fair for individuals age 14-21 on Saturday, December 7th at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club from 11:00-1:00 PM.

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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