YouthCare - YouthBuild Seattle

YouthBuild is a Washington registered pre-apprenticeship program focused on recruiting young people experiencing homelessness. Throughout the six months program, participants ages 18-24 earn a weekly stipend while studying for their high school diploma or equivalent, gaining skills needed to join the workforce, and giving back to the community by building tiny houses for the Low Income Housing Institute. Graduates receive nine months of follow-up support, including case management, resume and interview tips, and job placement assistance.

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Youth vs Apocalypse - Climate Justice Fellowship 2021

Youth vs Apocalypse (YVA) is a diverse network of young climate justice activists working together to lift the voices of youth, in particular youth of color, and fight for a livable climate and an equitable, sustainable, and just world. YVA is accepting applications for their fourth annual fellowship program. This program offers youth ages 11-19 with skills training and community to support their growth as leaders for a just and livable world.

Application deadline: January 15th, 2021

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WWIN (Washington Women in Need) Star Scholarship

WWIN empowers women in Washington State to achieve economic stability through higher education and living wage careers. WWIN supports eligible scholars in building a better future for themselves. To apply or find out if you're eligible, click the link below.

Deadline: April 10th, 2021

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Seattle Foundation

Seattle Foundation ignite powerful, rewarding philanthropy to make the Greater Seattle area stronger, more vibrant community for all. The Seattle Foundation has launched their scholarship cycle for the 2020-21 academic year. Many scholarships are in partnerships with local organizations, such as the Seahawks Players' Equality and Justice For All Scholarship and the Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship. Click the link below to check out over 50 scholarship you could be eligible for.

Deadline: March 1st, 2021

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The Lindsey Vonn Foundation

Enrichment Scholarships
The Lindsey Vonn Foundation Enrichment scholarships are a financial aid option to allow the next generation to pursue their passion in academic and enrichment activities to reach their goals. Must be 10 to 18 years of age at the time of application. Scholarship limit amount: $5,000.

Dicks Sports Matters Scholarships
The Lindsey Vonn Foundation teamed up with The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation to create a Sports Matter Scholarship for individuals in need, with a passion for and who show promise in a sport. Must be 10 to 18 years of age at the time of application. Scholarship limit amount: $15,000.

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Pride Foundation

Do you identify as LGBTQ+ or questioning? And do you live in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington? Great news! You are likely eligible to apply for a scholarship!

The Pride Foundation has more than 60 scholarship funds—but students only need to complete one application. The variety of different funds allow them to offer a wide range of scholarship awards that encourage students of all backgrounds and educational interests to apply.

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Outside Inside

Curious about the outdoors?
Want to learn about nature-related topics?
We’ve got you covered.

King County Parks, The Wilderness Society, & Washington Trails Association have come together to create a hub called, "Outside Inside", which includes outdoor-related content of all kinds, from technical information about how to plan for & safely navigate the outdoors, to enrichment topics that will add to experiences in parks & on trails.

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Get Your Workout On at Home!

The King County Play Equity Coalition has created a physical activity resource bank to help youth stay active at home. It includes apps, videos, websites, Google docs, Instagram posts, and Twitter feeds.

Click here to access the resource bank

The Virtual Calming Room

The Osseo Area Learning Center created a Calming Room to help students and staff explore strategies to find new ways to manage life and emotions.

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YMCA's Social Impact Center

The YMCA's Social Impact Center has various employment and training opportunities, with many entry-level and early-career jobs.

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Youth Experiential Training Institute (Y.E.T.I.) - Program Manager

Y.E.T.I. uses the outdoors as a tool to help students reach their full potential. Y.E.T.I is hiring a program manager to help deliver more youth outdoor programming to young people in King County.  The program manager will be in charge of supervising and training volunteer trip leaders, as well as
supporting trip prep, execution and review. Strong candidates will have experience in youth based outdoor programs, curriculum, and risk management development. The position will start with a focus on field work, and as programming expands, transition into supervision

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Deadline: January 22nd, 2021

Mountain Safety Fest - She Jumps and Crystal

Mountain Safety Fest is a virtual event targeted to learning about of mountain safety in a fun format. This free, virtual event is open to all ages and skill levels. The game includes a mountain-wide scavenger hunt where you will learn about staying safe in your mountain playground. Gain points for a chance to win major prizes like skis, snowboards, goggles and more!

You and your crew will complete missions for points while practicing areas of mountain safety including deep snow safety, avalanche awareness, equipment checks, skier’s responsibility code, and more. Multiple prizes will be awarded in various categories but you must play to win!

Take these easy steps to play:

  1. Download Goosechase from the App Store
  2. Enter game code: L7JZPK
  3. Start playing!

Game goes live at 9am on Monday, January 11 and ends at 4pm Sunday, January 17.

Black Femme Magic III

Join Ijeoma Oluo (author of "Mediocre" and "So You Want to Talk About Race"), Kidist Habte (Black Minds Matter) and Kirsten Harris-Talley (WA State 37th LD Representative-Elect) for Black Femme Magic III, a virtual youth-centered vision-raiser on January 9th, 2021 at 5:00pm!

What’s a vision-raiser? By providing a space to share testimony, treasure and power, vision-raisers uplift ideas and raise funds. Through a facilitated and all-engaging process, the community leads the visioning while co-conspirators and supporters affirm these visions through sharing their time and resources. They do this by showing up, listening and finding ways to get further engaged. In these spaces, relationships are prioritized.

The Black Femme Magic vision-raiser will center Black femmes and youth communities. Participation is free for all youth.

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MoPOP's Sound Off!

MoPOP’s Sound Off! is the premier 21-and-under music showcase and competition in the Pacific Northwest. Participants get the opportunity to showcase their original music, connect with peer musicians, and are mentored by industry leaders and an artistic community invested in welcoming them as full-fledged members of one of the nation’s most vibrant music scenes. MoPOP’s Sound Off! is designed to support up-and-coming musicians and set them on a path for community building and professional growth.

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Youth in Focus - Winter Virtual Sessions

Next Series Begins January 19th

Youth in Focus is offering online photo sessions, which are designed to be interactive, challenging, informative, and accessible to anyone with a phone/computer and internet access. Open to teens 13-19.

All Youth in Focus programs are pay what you can. They are committed to equitable arts access for ALL youth.

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