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.

Alaska Airlines Interns Explore Career Advancing Positions

Shivanah and Merilyn Walk Away With Tangible Skills For Their Future     This summer, nine of our YouthForce interns were hired and placed into six different sites at Alaska Airlines (AS), all located at or near the Sea-Tac Airport. We had the chance to visit two of our interns this summer, Shivanah and Merilyn, […]

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Good Vibes at Cafe Red

Kyle’cia and Jihad share a laugh outside their intern site, Cafe Red.       Cafe Red has quickly become a staff favorite and a perfect excuse to visit our interns while drinking a deliciously crafted latte. It’s a quaint and cozy coffee shop located on MLK Way Jr. S. near the Othello light rail station. […]

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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