Youth Resources

Skate Club

Denny International Middle School students can now sign up for Spring OST (out of school activities). Skate Club sponsored by the SW Seattle Youth Alliance starting March 10! Please note, at this time, this program is only available for Denny Middle School students. We hope to expand this program in the future.

Self Care Youth Workshop

First session starting March 1, 2023 at 3:15pm Email at

*Closed YESL Pre-Employment Training Program Ages 14 -21 (virtual,  with $299 Stipend)

January 17 to March 2, 2023; Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 to 6:30

  • Receive 28 hours of pre-employment training to enhance job experience
  • Gain skills, such as resume writing and interviewing
  • Receive support and mentoring from the YESL staff
  • Earn a $299 stipend
  • This program will be Virtual
  • Opportunity to apply for spring and summer internships upon completion

Registration closes January 11, 2023

Use QR Code on flyer or this Registration link :

Questions? Please contact

Youth At Work

If you know of any youth/young adult who may benefit, please have them contact Youth Program Manager, Monique Edwards at (360) 670-1509 or<>

Seattle Goodwill is actively recruiting for our WIOA funded program- Youth At Work.  We are seeking youth and young adults that are interested in re-engaging in secondary school to earn a high school diploma or GED who are facing difficult barriers.  The following are a few important things to note regarding enrollment/participation:

 *   must be between the ages of 16 and 24
 *   must have the right to work in the state of WA
 *   males 18+ must register for selective service
 *   cannot be actively enrolled/engaged in a traditional high school (alternative school is okay)
 *   cannot already have a GED or high school diploma
Perks of participating includes but are not limited to:

 *   wrap around support services and case management that includes but is not limited to:

       *   transportation assistance
       *   clothing vouchers
       *   housing and utilities assistance
       *   12-month hotspot service at no cost
       *   job search assistance
       *   free meals during participation
       *   much, much more

 *   paid work experience of up to 200 hours at Seattle’s minimum wage ($16.69 currently)
 *   earn $450 stipend for completion of Career Readiness Course
 *   Financial education and support
 *   Legal support and advocacy
 *   Assistance with enrolling in college and financial support
 *   Earn up to an additional $200 in incentives for earning diploma/GED, attaining employment and enrolling in post-secondary school
 *   much, much more
If you know of any youth/young adult who may benefit, please have them contact Youth Program Manager, Monique Edwards at (360) 670-1509 or<>

Just Think Twice

Get the Facts: Facts and Stats

Live Drug Free:

This is a site for teens on the dangers of drug use, videos, true stories, facts and much more.

SWSYA Internship

**UPDATE: Now closed.

The youth intern(s) will be responsible for assisting the Southwest Seattle Youth Alliance by updating and adding content to all our social media posts and webpage with information on a weekly basis, leading and/or co-lead youth groups programs with an adult leader, and attending monthly coalition meetings. The position is part-time, meetings are typically the last Thursday of the month from 3:30pm-5pm.  Youth groups will not interfere with school times or go past 9pm. Download full job description below:

The Beauty of my Brown-Blackness

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If you need a place to stay, you can go to any Safe Place site and say “I need a safe place.” The staff will arrange for you to be met by a youth counselor who can help you find shelter or other services. You can also call Safe Place directly at 1 (800) 422-TEEN.

YouthCare also offers shelter and housing options for youth ages 12-24, as well as education, job training, case management, and more. Click here to learn more about our shelter, housing, employment, and education programs for young people.


Teen Link is here to help you with any issue, no matter how big or small. If you need support with these issues or anything else in your life, please call us any evening between 6-10PM at: 1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546).

For more information, you can check out the following pages;


The Washington Recovery Help Line provides support to youth across Washington State who have questions or concerns about substance abuse, problem gambling, or mental health issues.  Visit the Washington Recovery Help Line’s website.


We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call (800) 273-8255

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