LeaderCorps Members Bring Valuable Perspective, Self-Advocacy to CfY Programming

The conclusion of the 2022-2023 program year is fast-approaching, and this month, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the values and practices that we center when fulfilling our mission: to inspire and support students to be their best selves through mentoring, learning experiences, and a powerful community.  A critical cornerstone of CfY programming is …

Community for Youth Raises Over $148K at 2023 Annual Aspire Gala

Spring has officially made its grand return to Seattle! Cherry blossoms, warmer temperatures, and - dare we say it - sunny days! We’re feeling the love here at Community for Youth, because last month, we had the pleasure of hosting our first in-person Aspire Gala since 2020 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center.  On February …

Celebrating National Mentoring Month with Community for Youth

Goodbye 2022, hello 2023! The New Year has arrived, and we’re starting off strong, because January is National Mentoring Month!  National Mentoring Month is a time to raise awareness of the power of mentoring, grow the mentoring movement, and celebrate supportive and meaningful mentoring relationships. In the spirit of National Mentoring Month, we’re recapping all …

CfY Holds Successful 2022 Camp Launch Weekend

The 2022-2023 program year is in full swing at Community for Youth, and this October, CfY officially welcomed over 60 students and mentors in this year’s Learning Community with a long-held tradition: Camp Launch Weekend! Every year, CfY takes new and returning program participants to YMCA Camp Colman in Long Branch, WA, where attendees have …

CfY Kicks Off 2022-2023 Program Year with Mentor Training

Summer is over, the leaves are changing, and school is in full swing - it’s fall, and just like that, Community for Youth has kicked off the 2022-2023 Program Year! To open the 2022-2023 Program Year, CfY held a series of three trainings designed to help our mentors support their mentees and have a great …

CfY Students and Mentors Celebrate Completion of the 2021-2022 Program Year!

The school year has come to an end, and for students across our community, one chapter is coming to a close, while a new one is just beginning. Last week, students at Community for Youth closed the 2021-2022 CfY program year with a fun and memorable annual completion ceremony! Before the completion ceremony, all participants …

Seattle Youth Embark on a Weekend of Creativity and Problem-Solving through The Alchemy Project

“What is your superpower?” That is the question that kicked off a weekend of creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving for 47 Seattle students. This past weekend, Community for Youth and The Alchemy Project teamed up to deliver a two-day workshop designed to get students thinking like entrepreneurs by tackling a challenge in their community and …

Community for Youth and YouthForce Partner to Conduct Job Readiness Workshops for CfY Students

Spring is here, and graduation and grade level promotion are on the horizon for CfY students! This month, CfY partnered with YouthForce, a job readiness program facilitated by Boys & Girls Club of King County, to deliver job readiness workshops to students and mentors as they navigate critical next steps. Sigrid Batara, YouthForce Executive Director, …

Students and Mentors Give Back During Service Learning Month

February was Service Learning Month at CfY, and last month, CfY students and mentors put the “Community” in Community for Youth by collecting food and volunteering with local organizations!  During last month’s service learning-focused workshops, students and mentors had the opportunity to drop off donations in a designated box for Food Lifeline, a Seattle based …

Community for Youth Spotlighted at Seattle Kraken Game Through Starbucks x Kraken Partnership

Release the Kraken! Last month, Community for Youth was spotlighted in-game through a partnership between Starbucks and Seattle Kraken, Seattle’s Professional Ice Hockey team.  The Community Impact partnership between Starbucks and Seattle Kraken seeks to strengthen and celebrate the Seattle community, including the in-game spotlighting of local nonprofit organizations through the Community Stars program. Community for Youth …