YouthForce

From First Job to Dream Job

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

YouthForce University

We offer a series of workshops and targeted support to prepare teens for the workforce. Specific assistance includes college and career planning, financial education, workplace etiquette, networking, and community service.

TeamWork Internship

Build job skills alongside peers at Sounders & Seahawks games. Our partnership with First and Goal Inc. offers meaningful entry-level work experiences where teens are supported by adult mentorship, positive peer and professional networks, and on-the-job training.

Career Internship

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.

YouthForce Internships

Check back soon for future opportunities!

We do not have any open positions at this time.

YouthForce Intern of the Month

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 […]

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YouthForce Intern Hired at True North

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 […]

YouthForce Staff

Staff

Melissa Jones

YouthForce Executive Director

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Lareesa Blakely

Career Internship Program Director

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Vannra Uok

Career Internship Program Manager

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Jacob Morales

Database Administrator

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Kristin Vogt

Administrative Assistant

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Austin Bergeron

TeamWork Program Director

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Valerie Macaraan

Case Manager

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Marcus Jackson

YouthForce University Director

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