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 …

CfY and The Alchemy Project Present at The National Mentoring Summit

MENTOR’s National Mentoring Summit convened from January 26 - 28, and Community for Youth’s very own staff members teamed up with The Alchemy Project to present on virtual programming, career-connected learning, and CfY’s awesome partnership with TAP!  Today’s youth are faced with a dynamic environment and unprecedented challenges, including the rise of the social media …

CfY Raises Over $120K for Seattle Youth at the 19th Annual Aspire Gala

As we head into a new year, now is the perfect time to pause for reflection, and ask ourselves: what do we aspire to? In the spirit of reflecting on aspirations, Community for Youth kicked off the new year with our 19th Annual Aspire Gala, live streamed on Saturday, January 29th to over 150 virtual …

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 …