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Brighter Futures

We empower young people to reach their fullest potential through outdoor adventure, family support, violence prevention, housing and more.  At the Metrocenter Y, we’re working with youth to build a brighter future for our community.

Our Work

We offer services at over 70 program sites in Seattle and King County, building stronger community as part of the YMCA of Greater Seattle’s family of branches and camps. Since 1973, Metrocenter has been a catalyst for sparking young people to build self-confidence, resilience and hope, and to build a brighter future for themselves and their communities. 

We provide a full spectrum of programming that engages young people from different socioeconomic backgrounds and life experiences. 40 years on, the Metrocenter Y continues to provide innovative opportunities for youth to become healthier, make better choices, participate in life-changing leadership experiences, and create stronger communities. 



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Y Helping to End Youth Homelessness

The Y is involved in an ambitious public-private effort to end youth homelessness by the year 2020. Read more in this Crosscut article

Raikes Foundation Joins Y for United Way Day of Caring

Special thanks to The Raikes Foundation team for volunteering at this year’s United Way Day of Caring event, hosted by the Y in partnership with the Urban League. The team spent a Friday painting, cleaning and landscaping Harder House, a transitional living facility and program for young adults transitioning to adulthood. Read more about the Y's Day of Caring event.

Young Artist Featured in Seattle Times Story

Abraham Tesfelaise--a recent refugee from Eritrea, accomplished artist, and champion for the YMCA--was featured in the Seattle Times article “Here to escape war, winning artist works to smile".

Calling all fans of the Y and the Seattle Seahawks

​The YMCA of Greater Seattle has been selected to participate in the Seattle Seahawks’ Spirit of 12 partnership. Help distribute gameday programs at two Seattle Seahawks home games with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the YMCA. Want to join our Y team? Click here to find out more

White House Recognizes the Y for Youth Violence Prevention  
The Y and local partners were recently named Champions of Change, and continue to expand the Y's Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. Learn more and watch the story of Marcuita who credits the Y's street outreach workers for her positive choices after experiencing tragedy.

Lifelong Family Connections Grants Awarded to Y

United Way of King County, Casey Family Programs and the JE Fehsenfeld Family Foundation have invested grants to launch the Y’s Lifelong Family Connection program, which helps young people in foster care and alumni of foster care engage with family members and other adults to build a long-term support community.

Building Futures Mentoring Grant Launches

Metrocenter YMCA received one of several Building Futures Mentoring Grants from the YMCA of the USA, in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.  The grant will match adult volunteer mentors with youth to help provide support and guidance.  The program launches Fall 2013.

Y Receives National COA Accreditation

The Y was recently accredited by the national Council on Accreditation for its permanency and clinical programs for young people.  Learn more about the Y’s Family Services & Mental Health programs here.

BOLD / GOLD National Expansion

Metrocenter Y’s BOLD (Boys Outdoor Leadership Development) and GOLD (Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) programs are expanding their outdoor leadership model nationally, thanks to the support of visionary donors and the YMCA of the USA.

Y Working to End Youth Homelessness

The Metrocenter YMCA is part of a regional Youth & Young Adult Initiative of the Committee to End Homelessness.  With the largest designated housing inventory for transitioning young adults in King County—and a 40 year history serving homeless youth—the Y is championing the initiatives goals to end youth homelessness by 2020.

Pete Carroll Has a Capitol Idea

Pete Carroll isn't just the face of A Better Seattle. He took his message to the Capitol on Wednesday, when the Seahawks' coach showed his passion and commitment to helping at-risk kids. Read more about "the real heroes".




Metrocenter YMCA Board of Managers


Executive Committee
Carol Driver – Co-Chair
Weight Watchers
Stacy Gilliardi – Co-Chair
Brantley Janson Yost & Ellison
Brian Olin
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Joel Feldman
King County Bar Foundation
Laura Bachman
Bachman Consulting 
Michael Schneider Commonwealth Development
Val Richey King County Prosecutor's Office
Board Members
Breena Roos
Perkins Coie LLP
Brian Saltzman
Deb Haller
Jane Nellams Nyhus Communications
Jeff Ballaine
Centerline Capital Group
Jeremy Korst
Katie Plett
Homestreet Bank
Laura Lohman
Seneca Group
Maggie Rickets
Maria Mackey Gunn
Vulcan Inc.
Mark Fiebig
Martin LeBlanc
Paula Littlewood
Washington State Bar Association
Ruel Olanday Vietnamese Friendship Association
Suzanne DuRard
Seattle City Light
Yuki Yang
Alere Wellbeing, Inc.





Thank You to Our Supporters

Special thanks to our donors, youth ambassadors, Board members, foundation and government funders, community volunteers, business and community partners, and everyone who helps the YMCA create better opportunities for youth.

Please check back soon for a list of our 2013 supporters.



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