ALIVE & FREE 2015 ANNUAL REPORT
Alive & Free builds meaningful relationships with youth involved in gangs, violence, and the juvenile justice system and connects youth to people and services that help them stay Alive & Free.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
The Alive & Free team created and facilitated new ways of helping youth gain skills:
- 8 youth attended 168 hours of program where they learned the art of airbrushing - used for creative expression, potential employment and as a way to connect with other youth.
- 14 youth attended 400 hours of Alive & Free class at their high school, where they learned how to eliminate violence from their lives.
- 50-65 youth detained at King County Juvenile Detention started planning for their return to the community with support from our outreach workers and in partnership with the IF Project (a collaboration of law enforcement and currently and previously incarcerated adults sharing personal experiences to help reduce youth recidivism).
PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATION
We are honored for our longstanding partnerships with:
- A Better Seattle
- Cities of Seattle, Auburn, Kent, Renton, Tukwila
- Seattle Seahawks
- Center for Children & Youth Justice
- King County Juvenile Court
- Southlake High School
- IF Project
- And, our newest partner: American Family Insurance
Alive & Free welcomed seasoned outreach workers, David Lujano and Mark Rivers, into leadership positions as Outreach Supervisors.
We also welcomed a new Program Director, Jovi Catena, who brings 7 years of experience managing the Alive & Free program to her new position.
Together, and alongside the outreach team, the leaders of Alive & Free are working to ensure success for our youth.