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

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YouthForce Spotlight: Miracle

2018 Summer Doorways Intern, Miracle, will represent Kaiser Permanente and share information about jobs in healthcare at this year’s Youth Resource Fair.     This summer, 30 interns were accepted into the Doorways Internship Program and placed into 14 partner sites around Seattle. Miracle was the only one of her peers to be placed as an […]

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YouthForce Spotlight: Emanuel

2018 Lead Sounders Intern, Emanuel, reflects on his experiences with YouthForce and the impact he has on his peers: I ask myself, ‘How can I help them get out of their comfort zone?’”     Emanuel is one of five Lead Interns for the Sounders TeamWork Internship Program this year. He is a true veteran, […]

YouthForce Staff

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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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