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’s First Bank of America Intern

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 […]

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YouthForce

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 […]

YouthForce Staff

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Melissa Jones

YouthForce Executive Director

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Vannra Uok

Career Internship Program Director

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Jacob Morales

Database Administrator

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Valerie Macaraan

Case Manager

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Brianna Nelson

YouthForce Coordinator

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Kate Beemer

YouthForce Program Manager

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Antione Taylor

YouthForce Program Manager - Federal Way

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Alberto Baena

TeamWork Program Director

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Sam Mintz

Career Internship Program Manager

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