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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.
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.
- 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.