We offer support for young people to reach their education goals including GED certification, vocational schooling or obtaining a degree from a university.

  • Examples of Services:
  • GED/high school diploma attainment
  • Drop-in support for school applications and financial aid
  • Technology skill building
  • Life skills and college preparedness workshops
  • Interagency school (alternative learning program for young adults)


The Accelerator YMCA offers youth with a comprehensive view of entering the workforce, from interview preparation to expectations in the workplace. Young people gain the skills they need to not only find work, but to stay employed and build their resume.

Examples of Services:

  • Mock Interviews
  • Shopping for work appropriate clothing
  • Workshops on workplace etiquette and conflict resolution
  • Connecting young people with paid internships, jobs and apprenticeships
  • Volunteer career coaching

Contact us

The Center for Young Adults is located at 2100 24th Avenue South, Suite 250, Seattle, WA 98144 and is open Monday through Thursday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Please call 206-749-7550 for more information about housing, education, employment, and alumni of foster care services.