Meet Our Community with August

August What does “community” mean to you? For August, a junior at Cleveland High School, it meant to be a part of something; something that would change her as a person. That something became Community for Youth (CfY), a program focused on building a secure and welcoming network for our students and mentors. August shared …

Meet Our Community with Rovina Broomfield

Mentor, Rovina Broomfield “As a mentor, my perspective broadened as I realized we’re all learning from each other, students and mentors alike.” When Rovina joined the CfY community, she was looking for an opportunity to connect with and impact young people through mentorship. She was not only able to make an impact on a mentee, …

Meet Our Community with Andrew Donaldson

Why did you become a mentor with CfY? I stumbled-upon CfY while looking for organizations that helped support the youth population in Seattle. I had coached youth sports in the past and was looking to get involved in something a bit more substantial. Once I found CfY and learned more about the organization through the …

Meet Our Community with Janet Heubach

Janet Heubach, mentor since 2013 Why did you become a mentor with CfY? I volunteered with CfY because as the state coordinator of youth mentoring program quality, I knew it was one of the very best programs in Washington and because its workshop component would help me develop personally beyond the stretches I encounter being …

Meeting Our Community with Emily Grant

Emily Grant, mentor since 2016 Why did you become a mentor with CfY? I was looking for a volunteer opportunity in Seattle that involved working with high school aged students. How has the experience changed you? I joined CfY with the expectation that I would have a positive influence on a high schooler, but my experience …