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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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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Longtime YouthForce Intern, Vanessa, Hired as Marketing Intern at True North     True North is tucked away behind the main drag of Columbia City; if you didn't know it was there, you wouldn't see it. On this beautiful Tuesday, the doors were open and the warehouse was quiet. The offices are located up the stairs and are clad with cozy details like hanging green plants and colorful prints on the walls. Vanessa, a recently graduated senior and longtime intern

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Meet our 2018 Amazon Interns and Interns of the Month, Lynda and Raquel!   Amazon Interns Lynda and Raquel were asked to extend their program not once, not twice, but three times this year! What was originally a month-long internship turned into a 5-month-long position spanning the greater part of their senior year. This spring, we had the opportunity to interview them about their experience, as well as pay them a visit at their office in South Lake Union. For

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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

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