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 Opportunities

No current opportunities available.

Please check back at the end of August!

Teen Employment Conference: Register Today!

  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 […]

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Program Spotlight: YouthForce

YouthForce is Boys & Girls Clubs of King County’s teen employment program, offering a unique approach to workforce readiness by providing teens with employment opportunities and career development workshops while creating rewarding employment solutions for local businesses. YouthForce University   Teens kick off the program with a series of workshops targeted to prepare them for […]

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YouthForce Staff


Melissa Jones

YouthForce Executive Director


Vannra Uok

Career Internship Program Director


Jacob Morales

Database Administrator


Valerie Macaraan

Case Manager


Brianna Nelson

YouthForce Coordinator


Kate Beemer

YouthForce Program Manager


Antione Taylor

YouthForce Program Manager - Federal Way


Alberto Baena

TeamWork Program Director


Sam Mintz

Career Internship Program Manager