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Southwest Youth and Family Services is seeking an elementary coordinator for our New Futures program at Arbor Heights. Join our wonderful and diverse team to help transform futures for our students. http://www.swyfs.org/get-involved/jobs/
Please join us! #SWYFS2016Gala #NightOfGiving #MidSummerNightsDream #FromStreetPoetsToShakespeare
It's nearly back to school time! For many families, this is a hard time of the year and finding the money to pay for school supplies comes down to a choice between a new school backpack or food on the table. Help us prepare our youth for the best education. Stop by anytime this Monday before 3pm with something from this list and we'll get it into the hands of students in need. Needed items: sturdy backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pencil cases, folders and binders with loose leaf paper.
Raw Reality...the title of one of our youth poems from last night. It sums up the truth, beauty and harsh realities that our students brought out on the stage. An amazing and truly courageous performance from our students. We couldn't be prouder of them. We are a stronger community with a stronger future because of their wisdom and voice.
If you have not had the pleasure of hearing and watching our students at a Boot performance, tonight is your chance. This amazing hour of poetry and inspired youth voice is truly moving. Our students – published authors - and their teachers have worked very hard at creating insightfully poetic glimpses into their world and ours: the pain, the heartbreak, the violence, the love, the justice – all of it, poured out on the stage at Youngstown. If you need a little reminder why we continue to work with youth or if you know someone who just doesn’t understand what SWYFS does for the youth in our community, bring them to this performance and they’ll begin to see it through the eyes of our students.
6pm at Youngstown, Wednesday, August 17: Join us.
I Am Permanent by Danny. Join us on Wednesday, 8/17, for more amazing youth poetry like this. 6pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.
My City by Kimari... Just a sample of the powerful poetry you will hear at our Writers' Workshop Boot performance on August 17, 6pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Open to the public. Join us.
Today we had to break the news to several eager families that their toddler could not be in our upcoming preschool program in the fall at Windsor Heights. Similar conversations will be happening with parents regarding our fall after school programs. The funding we receive for these programs just isn't enough to fill the need. Nearly 30 toddlers apply for 16 spots, 50 elementary students apply for 30 spots and the same situation exists in our High School and GED programs and it breaks our hearts every time we have to turn families away. Help us reduce the gap and fill the need. Our Annual Night of Giving Gala is coming up on October 1 and registration is open. Or if you cannot attend, please consider a donation to help us expand our programs. https://swyfs.ejoinme.org/2016SWYFSGALA
A few weeks ago, 35 of our youth went camping to Lake Diablo. This is a short clip from our Youth Engagement Coordinator, J'Quai about the beauty around them. J'Quai's positive attitude and energy in this short clip is just a small sample of how he works with our youth, helping them to see and bring the beauty and positivity into their world. Another camping trip for our youth is coming up soon for the Olympic National Park. Stay tuned for photos of their adventure.
Check out our upcoming Youth Violence Prevention Program Back to School Bash, result of a great community collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club on August 13!
Currently we have 30 students in our Summer Youth Writers' Workshop who are working on their poetry for an August 17 performance. Exploring their past and current struggles, using poetry as an outlet to be heard and to heal. Join us for this powerful unedited poetry performance at 6pm, August 17 at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.
Today is the day for our community health fair - in the parking lot at 4555 Delridge Way SW from 4-6pm. Join us, along with Amerigroup, Walgreens and 10 other vendors sharing information on health, nutrition, fitness, safety and more. Free food, games and prizes. See you there.
Southwest Youth And Family Services added 5 new photos.
It's National Summer Learning Day! Thank you to our amazing partners that help us keep kids learning, safe and healthy every summer- King County Library System, Pacific Science Center, McMicken Heights Elementary School, and Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park! #summerWA
Join us on July 20 from 4-6pm for our community health fair! Blood pressure checks, heart health, home air safety tips, nutrition, fitness, fire safety and more.
We're hiring for the fall! Check out our available positions and join a great team as we partner with youth and families to transform their futures. http://www.swyfs.org/get-involved/jobs/
509. That’s the number of people who have lost their lives at the hands of the police since January of this year. SWYFS firmly stands against police brutality in all its forms and works closely with youth who experience this on a regular basis. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in our cities and across the nation and will continue our work for social and racial justice to make our youth and our streets safer for all.
Coming up on July 20, we are hosting a community health fair here at Southwest Youth And Family Services from 4-6pm. Amerigroup will be handing out first aid kits, Walgreens will be doing Blood Pressure checks, we'll have information on nutrition, heart health, fitness, mental health and more, plus some good food and prizes. Join us!
Southwest Youth And Family Services shared Seattle Chamber Music Society's event.
Check out some of the great community activities and events happening right here in our neighborhood. Like this one: Music Under the Stars - at Delridge Playfield on July 5: https://www.facebook.com/events/1790169664552082/
Southwest Youth And Family Services updated their cover photo.
- 2016 Writers Workshop Boot Publication – hot off the press.
- 2016 Night of Giving Gala: October 1, 2016 at the Metropolist.
- Annual Report 2014 – see how we partner with youth and families to transform their futures.
- Use this link to direct a percentage of your Amazon purchases to Southwest Youth and Family Services.
- 2015 Writers Workshop Boot Publication – check out our students’ amazing work.