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    YouthForce: Fall Virtual Workshops

    Our Fall Virtual Job-Readiness Workshop schedule is here! The fall schedule includes the following topics: Social Media Do's and Don'ts, Job Searching, Resumes, and Interview Skills. Workshops take place on Zoom biweekly from 3:30-4:30pm.

     


    Job Launch: Apprenticeship Pathways to Construction Jobs for Youth Ages 16-24 in King County (Thurs Oct 8, 3pm-5pm)

    Zoom virtual event for youth ages 16-24 to learn about construction trades apprenticeship programs in King County to launch their construction careers

    Featuring:

    • King County Parks "Youth for Parks" winter workshops series
    • The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
    • YWCA Greenbridge Learning Center
    • Southwest Youth & Family Services
    • ANEW/PACE pre-apprenticeship program
    • Laborers union apprenticeship program
    • Cement Masons union apprenticeship program
    • Electricians union apprenticeship program
    • Info about many other construction trades apprenticeship programs in King County

    See attached flyer. More Info @ https://joblaunch.eventbrite.com


    Garden JRT

     

     

     


    Seattle Youth Employment Program application -Deadline September 30th

    The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) (more info here) supports young people (ages 16 to 24) from qualifying-income households and communities that experience racial, social, and economic disparities. The goal is to increase youth and young adults' ability to pursue careers that pay well and are meaningful to them.

    SYEP has two components: a school-year exploration and learning experience, and a summer internship.

    • During the school-year program (three quarters: fall, winter, and spring), participants identify professional interests, gain marketable skills, are exposed to various career fields, and build their social network.
    • The summer internship places young people in work settings to apply their knowledge, gain hands-on experience, develop professional connections, and build their resume.

     


    Paid Young Adult opportunity at the YMCA Social Impact Center!

    The Accelerator YMCA Employment and Training team is excited to announce a new pilot program: The “Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee!” 

    We will be creating a committee of approximately 5-10 young adults (ages 18-26) who have experienced housing instability at some time in their lives and who are passionate about/interested in participating in their local community.  Applicants should live in King County. The committee members will receive coaching about the grant making process and then they will use this learning to collectively disburse a sizable amount in grant money (several tens of thousands of dollars) to organizations across King County who are helping to tackle housing issues.  Employment and Training staff will be teaching and facilitating the group but the young people of the committee will be the drivers of this grant and the decision making process that follows.  The committee will meet 1-2 times a month, for around 2 hours each session; participants will be paid $20/hour for participation.

     We will be conducting interviews in mid-September!

    If you know anyone that might be eligible and interested, please encourage them to apply ASAP!
    Please also share this with any other organizations that you think might find this interesting (e.g. shelters, colleges, etc.).

    More info: https://seattleymca.info/grants

    Sign-up: https://seattleymca.info/grantsignup

     

    Flyer attached!

     

    Questions? Comments? Please email Ari Einbinder at aeinbinder@seattleymca.org

     

    Thanks everyone,

     

    -Ari & Leslie

     

     Seattle Public Library has FAFSA workshops

    Upcoming Hiring Events

    Girls Who Code: Summer Immersion Program application is officially open! 

    The early deadline is February 14 and the application closes on March 13. $300-1200 stipend available.

    STUDENTS CAN APPLY HERE!

     


     

    PCC Central District Hiring Fair

    PCC says their new store at 23rd and Union will bring around 100 “union jobs” to the neighborhood.

    PCC’s goal is for about half of the new hires to come from the surrounding neighborhood.

    If you’re interested, bring your resume to one of the upcoming PCC job fairs planned through March at the Douglass-Truth Library, 2300 E Yesler Way.

    • Wednesday, January 29th : 3:30-6:30
    • Monday February 10th : 3:30-6:30
    • Thursday, February 27th: 10:30-1:30
    • Saturday, March 14th: 10:30-1:30
    • Thursday, March 26th: 10:30-1:30
    • Saturday, April 4th: 10:30-1:30
    • Monday, April 6th: 3:30-6:30

     


     

    KEXP

    Internships

    Gain real world experience in music and radio

    KEXP’s internship program seeks to provide interns from historically under-invited communities with hands-on experience in the nonprofit arts sector. Our program is designed to develop and equip emerging leaders interested in furthering their careers in a broad array of fields including music programming, production, events, business support and software development.

    Our interns learn skills in business communication, project management, problem-solving, audio technology, database management and more. These skills and experiences offer our interns a unique ground-level glimpse of the day-to-day life of a community-supported arts organization, while offering relationship building and networking opportunities with individuals throughout the music industry.

    What to expect?

    KEXP internships are 6-months long and interns must have availability of 15 hours per week, during regular business hours (9am-6pm, Monday-Friday). All interns are paid $15.75/hr.

    What are we looking for?

    We look for diverse individuals who are motivated team players, excellent communicators, and most importantly are passionate about KEXP’s mission and have a fanatical love of music.

    How to Apply

    To apply, click the internship title below to submit your resume and cover letter. The application deadline is Friday, February 14th. Please do not be discouraged if you do not hear back from us right away. All applicants can expect a response between mid-March and early April. Internships are expected to begin in mid-late April.  Must be at least 16 years old to apply. Questions? Email internships@kexp.org.

    KEXP’s internship program is committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace. We believe that having interns with diverse backgrounds enables KEXP to better meet our mission and serve music-loving communities around the world. People of color, women, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

     


     

    Seattle Parks - Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) Program is now available!

    The application is attached to this email. Submit your application by email to harmony.wright@seattle.gov with the subject line "2020 YPAR Application" or turn it in to Garfield Teen Life Center or mail it in to our office (see application for address). DO NOT reply to this email with your completed application. 

     

    YPAR Program Information

    Application Deadline: February 3rd, 2020 at 5:00pm. 

    Program Start Date: Monday, February 24th

    Program End Date: Friday, July 24th

    Meeting Times: Feb 24th-June 29th; Mondays & Wednesdays from 4-6:30pm. July 1st-July 21st; Monday - Wednesday from 11am-1:30pm.

    Program Location: Garfield Teen Life Center

    Compensation: $650 stipend and 57.5 service learning hours for school credit 

    Program Description:

    The Youth Participatory Action Research Team provides a unique and exciting opportunity for young people to gain employment skills, understand important social issues, and work collaboratively to make change in their communities. YPAR participants will work alongside teammates to share and learn about the basics of race and equity in our society. All YPAR participants will work as a team to create art and media projects while researching important social justice issues. At the end of the program, each participant will pursue an original project on the topic of their choice which will showcase what they have learned throughout the program. All participants will display their projects at a special community event.

     


     

    Seattle Sounders Internship 

    YouthForce’s Teamwork Internship Program offers teens a meaningful entry-level work experience supported by caring adults, positive peer and professional networks, and on the job training. Team Work Interns play key roles during Sounders FC home games (and other events as needed), delivering the best possible experience for fans. The TeamWork Internship Program extends beyond the game day job; teens must also participate in college readiness, career exploration, and financial literacy workshops held throughout the season in addition to periodic volunteer events.  Interns who are in good standing at the end of each season are invited to apply for the following season if they still meet the eligibility requirements.
    Minimum Requirements:
    • Resident of King County
    • Must be 16 years old (must turn 16 by 2/1/2020)
    Schedule:  February 2020 through October 2020 (with a possibility of playoff matches in November/December). Interns must be available to work 80% of the Seattle Sounders FC home games.
    Pay: $15.75 per hour.  No benefits are provided.
    Location: CenturyLink Field, 800 Occidental Ave S., Seattle, WA 98134
    To Apply: 
    1) Visit: 
    http://bit.ly/SeattleSounders2020 
    2) Click "Apply Now"
    3) Create a profile (or log in if you already have one)
    4) Follow the steps and complete EVERY part of the application

     


     

    Spring Doorways Internship

     

    The Doorways internship is a 10-week program for youth to experience a professional workplace while receiving professional development training and ongoing support from a program manager. You will work at one of our various partner businesses or organizations in Seattle, helping with a variety of tasks and learning professional skills.

     

    We are looking for interns who can demonstrate leadership, responsibility, and have a desire to gain professional skills needed in the work force.  Interns should be able to maintain their schedule, communicate effectively, and perform their job duties to the best of their capability. No prior work experience is required.

     

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Live in King County

    • At least 16 years old by March 2020

    • Interest in learning new job skills

    Schedule: March 16 – May 29. Up to 28 hours a week, max 80 hours total.

    Pay: $15.75 per hour

    Location: Site-specific locations vary. All trainings are located at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club @ 4520 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle, WA 98108

    Do you want to work in Seattle while learning new skills? If you’re interested in: art, childcare, coffee, event planning, healthcare, films, marketing, nature, or just have a general interest in getting work experience, apply today!

     


     

    Clean Water Ambassador Intern

    The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is partnering with the King County Wastewater Treatment Division to hire 12 high school-aged interns for the summer. The Clean Water Ambassadors will learn the myriad ways to take action to protect clean water in our region and inform their peers and community about clean water issues, including healthy salmon streams and wastewater treatment. See our 2019 flyer here: Clean Water Ambassador Flyer. For seven weeks in the summer, interns learn about human and natural water systems while honing professional communication and leadership skills. Each intern creates a portfolio that includes community project proposals and stream survey data. Each intern gives a final presentation to staff, partners, and community members. During the school year, they work another 40+ hours on projects that make an impact back in their own communities.

    Internship Focus: water systems, environmental health, communications and professional development

    • Develop communication skills: interviewing professionals, community education, speaking and writing, Microsoft office programs
    • Learn environmental work through field trips that focus on environmental issues and careers
    • Develop project ideas and proposals designed for your school and community

    COMPENSATION

    Close to $16 per hour and an ORCA card

    ELIGIBILITY

    Applicants must be high school-aged and at least 15 years old on July 1.

    TO APPLY

    www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty

     


     

    Summer Opportunities


    Apply for SU’s High School Summer Camps. 

    Applications for our Summer 2020 programs opened on November 1, 2019 and will close on March 30, 2020. This summer Seattle U has two (2) programs where students will have the opportunity to partake in dormitory life, campus dining, and visit our corporate partner’s headquarters, college courses while earning college credit.

    Social Entrepreneurship | Albers School of Business & Economics’ Summer Business Institute

    July 5 – 10, 2020 | An overnight on campus experience focused on social entrepreneurship. The program provides high school aged youth the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship and business.

    Criminal Justice & Artificial Intelligence | Transformative Technologies

    July 12 – 24, 2020 | An overnight on campus experience focused on the impacts of machine learning, criminal justice, and innovation while addressing a modern ethical and social issue through A.I.

    “This year we have increased capacity for the programs from thirty (30) to sixty (60) students, with holistic merit scholarships available to support Washington State students in participating in the programs. Seattle U does not need to be one of your students’ option schools to attend the program, but we do ask they have an interest in the topic or topics they choose to apply to. We invite current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors from Interagency High School to apply via our online application located on the right-hand side of our website at https://www.seattleu.edu/summer/pre-collegiate-summer-camps/high-school/

    DO-IT Scholars
    Summer 2020 | University of Washington
    Washington state high school students with disabilities: Attend summer study sessions on campus to experience college life and build technology skills. Apply by Jan. 30.

    The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
    July 31 - Aug. 10, 2020 | Princeton, New Jersey
    Eleventh graders from low-income households: explore your interest in journalism through a ten-day program that guides you through the college admission process and introduces you to possible career paths. All expenses, including travel costs, are paid for by the program. Apply by Feb. 17.

    Passport to Careers
    Washington State
    Youth who have been homeless or in foster care: this program can assist you on your journey toward a postsecondary education, including two-year, four-year, and apprenticeship options. Apply on a rolling basis.

    Scholarships


    APIA Scholarship
    Asian and/or Pacific Islander 12th graders: scholarships range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. Apply by Jan. 22.

    USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
    High school seniors who plan to attend an 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant University: get a full-tuition scholarship to study agriculture, food, national resource sciences, or another related discipline. Apply by Jan. 31.

    Betancourt-Macias Family Scholarship Foundation
    Undocumented students: five $1,000 scholarships to cover a range of education options.Apply by May 1.