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Southwest Youth And Family Services added 3 new photos.
Check out some of the ambitions of our students as they work with DiscoverU WA to set goals for their future! #discoverUWA
Check out our 2015 Annual Report - hot off the presses! http://www.swyfs.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2015-annual-report-final.pdf
SWYFS is hiring a new Family Center Director! Join our team through this great opportunity to serve our community. http://www.swyfs.org/get-involved/jobs/
Join us tonight for a game of chess at Dubsea Coffee!
Thank you to our amazing community of supporters for making our annual Night of Giving on October 1 a big success. We surpassed our goal and raised over $85,000 for our programs, with a primary focus on our new expansion of the Education Center. A beautiful Weeks family tribute to long-term supporter Pat Pavey started us off. Followed by our poets, including Angel Gardner, Seattle Youth Poet Laureate and Lisa Gascon, one of our lead SWYFS teachers who were truly inspirational. Our featured speaker, Kayla Mejia gave such a personal and passionate plea for support and showed us what real success can look like. She brought people to tears and inspired so many of us to dig deeper - into our wallets and our own ability to reach beyond our own capabilities in life. Thank you all for the community we are growing together.
Thank you to our 2016 Gala Raffle Sponsor: Alaska Airlines. Join us at the event on October 1 and/or buy a raffle ticket today to win a chance at airline tickets! #alaskacares https://swyfs.ejoinme.org/2016SWYFSGALA
Join us in thanking Providence Health & Service, Northwest Washington as one of our new sponsors for the #SWYFS2016Gala on October 1. Thank them in person as a guest at the Gala: https://swyfs.ejoinme.org/2016SWYFSGALA
We are so proud of Ibrahim, the 911 All Star and his debut on New Day Northwest! Check out the segment where Ibrahim helps showcase the importance of knowing how and when to call 911. http://www.king5.com/news/local/teach-your-kids-the-importance-of-9-1-1/314611919
Southwest Youth And Family Services added an event.
A big thank you once again to our returning sponsor of the #SWYFS2016Gala, Tom Daschle! Register for the October 1 Gala today: https://swyfs.ejoinme.org/2016SWYFSGALA
We are thrilled to welcome Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union as a new sponsor for our #SWYFS2016Gala! SMCU will also be participating in an upcoming community conversation in November. Stay tuned for more information on that. In the meantime, join SMCU at the Gala on October 1. https://swyfs.ejoinme.org/2016SWYFSGALA
Southwest Youth And Family Services added 3 new photos.
Thank you to our 10 wonderful community members for taking the time to speak to our middle and high school students last Thursday at our first career night! It was a great opportunity to learn and share inspiring stories about what success looks like and how to achieve it!
Raise your voice for our community in need. Join Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness (SKCCH) and speak up for people who are homeless in your community!
Tonight at 6:30 p.m. there is a community meeting at TAF Bethaday Community Learning Space, 605 SW 108th St, Seattle, where you can speak up in support of opening an emergency overnight shelter to bring approximately 70 people inside. The location will also provide outreach services to people who are homeless in White Center, assistance in finding permanent housing, and other services.
Tonight we are hosting a career night for some of our middle and high school students with local speakers from Boeing, Starbucks, Rudy's, Regional Hospital, Nucor, South Seattle College, Media Journalism, Healthcare and more. Join us for this great discussion about career opportunities. Help us mentor our youth to seek these great opportunities!
Join our #SWYFS2016Gala sponsor International Union of Painters and Allied Trades at the #NightofGiving on October 1! https://swyfs.ejoinme.org/2016SWYFSGALA
Join us next Thursday for our first in the series of Career Nights for our middle and high school students at New Futures. We are calling on the expertise of our community to share career choices and pathways to success. If you have an interesting career to share, an interest in mentoring our students or just want to come by and mingle with our community, PLEASE join us. Sept.15, 5:30 - 7:30pm at Woodridge Park: 12400 28th Ave S in the Boulevard Park neighborhood.
Thank you to our sponsor Nucor for your commitment to the community! Join Nucor at our #SWYFS2016Gala on October 1. https://swyfs.ejoinme.org/2016SWYFSGALA
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.
- 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.