CfY to Pilot Career Connected Learning Mentorship Curriculum

As we search for ways to best serve the changing needs of our students, we are thrilled to be piloting our Career Connected Learning Mentorship curriculum to help students identify their post-high school goals and develop their plans to accomplish their goals. This effort is supported with funding from the Washington Office of Superintendent of …

Statement from Stephen Song, Executive Director

The most recent public murder of an unarmed black man by a white police officer has led to a nation’s eruption of anger, fear, desperation, immense pain, and an all too familiar experience of black and brown lives not mattering. The national protests, most of which have been powerfully peaceful and community based, have brought …

Match Spotlight: Hyun and Mireya

It doesn’t take long to see the strong bond that has formed between Hyun and Mireya who have been matched for 3 years as part of Community for Youth’s (CfY) mentoring program.  They demonstrate the deep connections and authentic relationships impacting both the students and adult mentors who participate in our unique mentoring model.  Mireya, …

CfY’s New Executive Director

Dear Friends of CfY, We are excited to share the news that Community for Youth has promoted Stephen Song, MSW to Executive Director from his current role as Director of Programs. Stephen joined CfY in 2017 and has helped increase rigor in measuring program efficacy, as demonstrated by achieving 100% of the National Mentoring Partnership’s Elements of Effective Practice for …

Current Match Spotlight: Tiffany and Katherine

Tiffany and Katherine have been matched for the past 5 months. They bonded at Launch by talking, joking, playing games, and discussing life. They have a lot in common such as food (especially ice cream), movies, TV shows, some music. They both enjoy the outdoors, especially the water. They also both enjoy art. When asked …

Meet the Family Group – CfY Beans Family

CfY Beans Family – Peter, Astrid, Deji, Stephanie, Mercedez, Tim, Linda, Isia, Tyler, Tianna, Demetreyonna, and Savion. Not pictured: Michael and Ben  Peter shared, “Hanging out with the family group is my favorite part of CfY. It’s a fun way to hang out with Tyler, my mentee, but I really like getting to know the other …