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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We do not have any open positions at this time. Please check back again soon!

Teen Employment Conference

A Record Breaking 220 Youth Attend 7th Annual Conference — Despite Power Outage!   On the morning of April 28th, YouthForce staff and a cohort of volunteer YouthForce interns arrived at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club to host an anticipated 200 youth for our 7th Annual Conference. Unbeknownst to us, a  recent incident […]

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Sanctuary Art Center

Doorways Interns Alex + Jalynn Make 9,000 T-Shirts for Local Businesses! On a sunny afternoon you can hear laughter coming from the upstairs hallway of a small church on NE 50th Street in the U-district where the Sanctuary Art Center offices are housed. You’ll know you’re in the right place once you reach the second […]

YouthForce Staff

Staff

Melissa Jones

YouthForce 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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