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YouthForce

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County’s unique approach to college and workforce readiness prepares teens for success in their first jobs, and creates a clear pathway to their chosen career goals.

YouthForce


Boys & Girls Clubs of King County’s unique approach to college and workforce readiness prepares teens for success in their first jobs, and creates a clear pathway to their chosen career goals.

From first job to dream job, YouthForce places teens in paid internships, coupled with college and career readiness training. Paired with the teamwork, leadership, and life skills youth need to realize their full potential, YouthForce participants are prepared to reach their professional goals for a successful future.

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First Job to Dream Job

College & Career Readiness Training

YouthForce prepares teens and young adults for the workforce by providing college and career readiness workshops such as Basic Work Skills, Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, Financial Literacy, College Application and Essay, Financial Aid/ Scholarships, Career Exploration, and connection events.

TeamWork Internship

Teens develop job skills alongside peers through paid internships at Mariners, Kraken, and Seahawks games. Our partnerships with First and Goal Inc., Sodexo Live!, and Delaware North offer meaningful entry-level work experiences where teens are supported by adult mentors, peer and professional networks, and on-the-job training.

Internships and Work-Based Learning

Teens build job skills, explore career paths, and develop a network for career opportunities. We help teens secure an internship with one of our local employer partners.

STEM

YouthForce host VR events at clubs and other locations to give the youth in the community a chance to experience virtual reality. Teens play fun VR games, experience VR job tours, get free food, and enter a raffle to win their very own VR headset.

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Get A Job

Tap into YouthForce paid internships, college and career readiness training. Paired with the teamwork, leadership, and life skills you will be well prepared to reach your professional goals for a successful future.

College & Career Readiness Training

Help with your Resume

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TeamWork Internship

For resume help staff will respond within two business days unless there is a holiday.
Please call (206) 436-1843, if the need is urgent.

386

Interns

20,413.5

hours worked

$276,254

wages earned

Data is from 2022
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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

Youth Story

Darren has been an amazing Intern for YouthForce. He has proven himself to be a great leader by taking on the role of Project Lead for the YouthForce VR Application.
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Program Highlight: Metaverse

Virtual reality coding challenge!
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Upcoming Events

Blue Origin, New Jackson Aerospace Mentorship Virtual Event
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YouthForce Leadership

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Sigrid Batara
Executive Director
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Tim Batten-King
Outreach & Education Specialist
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Gloria Demisse
Events & Outreach Specialist
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Emily Geringer
Case Manager
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Keisa Glover
Case Manager
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Tierra Harris
Administrative Assistant
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Tobias Hauser
Program Director
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Omar Lariz
Teen Director | YouthForce Program Specialist
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Jessica Summerton-Moore
Program Director
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Najae Townsend, YouthForce Program Manager, YouthForce
Najae Townsend
Program Manager
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Dimitri Viramontes
Program Manager
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Kayla Yamamoto
Program Manager
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Club Advisory Board

Katie Anderson

Ben Burkhardt

Jenna Farleigh

Linh Hoang

Jon Hommer

Sandhya Iyer

Chelsea Le

Marti Liddell

Will Rush

Nanci Scoular

Brian Townsend

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Whether your gift is time, talent,
or treasure - everyone benefits.