Youth and Young Adult Programming

SE Network provides targeted programming to meet the interests, strengths, and needs of teens and young adults in Southeast Seattle.

Youth & Young Adult Programming

SE Network provides targeted programming to meet the interests, strengths, and needs of teens and young adults in Southeast Seattle. Our programming is centered around social-emotional learning, job readiness, and youth development.
Pathways to Careers (PTC)
In partnership with our YouthForce career readiness program, SE Network provides targeted care management to youth and young adults who have current or previous involvement in the legal system. Participants work with care managers who support them in gaining the experience, connections, and self-sufficiency to obtain and stay in living wage employment. Participants take part in peace circles which provide an opportunity to connect to community and cultural roots.
Work readiness through Youth development

SE Network provides a tiered approach to work readiness through a comprehensive youth development program consisting of paid opportunities.

Job Readiness Workshops: Youth and young adults develop basic work skills, develop resumes, learn about career paths, etc.
Teen Café Program: A cohort of youth work in the Teen Café at Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club where they develop a menu, prepare food and drinks, take orders, handle monetary transactions, and serve.
Career Launch Program: Rising 9th graders participate in a multi-week program that focuses on developing basic work skills, exploring careers, setting goals and learning about money management.
Interest-based Programs: SE Network provides a variety of programs that reflect the current interests of participants. Previous programs have included art, custom kicks, and cooking.
Work, Learn, Earn Program: Rising middle schoolers participate in structured summer programming that introduces them to entrepreneurship, investments and the stock market, money management, and the world of work.  With hands-on opportunities that offer a glimpse into the real world, youth learn valuable lessons that will serve them for life.  They also keep their academic skills sharp and avoid the learning loss that typically occurs during the extended school break.
Individual Internships: Through a partnership with our YouthForce career readiness program, teens and young adults can take part in individualized internships, both within and outside the Boys & Girls Clubs. By doing so, they gain valuable work experience that boosts their employability and informs their career choices.

Youth action team
Youth voice and choice influence all SE Network programming.  Our Youth Action Team (YAT), which consists of young adults and youth in their final years of high school, take the lead in providing feedback on Club programming, planning community events, volunteering, and hosting SE Network’s “Youth Insider" Podcast. 
Check out our podcast episodes
: SEN Youth Action Team Youth Insider Podcast - YouTube
Studio program
SE Network provides access to fully equipped and up-to-date music studios at the Teen Centers at the Rainier Vista and Renton-Skyway Boys & Girls Clubs. Under the instruction of a music producer and sound engineer, youth and young adults learn about the production process and are able to create and record their own music.

Join Our Team & Make A Difference

Join our dynamic team of community leaders! We actively invest in those who serve youth in our Clubs and our community.