Take the Next Step in Training or Work 

We're here to help you get where you want to be. From one-on-one support to dropping into our weekly Job Club to gain new skills, you aren't alone on your path to success. 

Employment and Training Opportunities

Virtual Job Training Program in Partnership with FareStart

Young Adult Barista & Customer Service: In this 7 week training program you'll learn barista & culinary skills, customer service, technology skills, connect to resources, build confidence and finish with references and ready to find a job. Participants will receive an ORCA card, Chrome Book, Food Worker card, and get paid to train. Participants must be able to legally work in the U.S., be age 16-24 and have experienced homelessness. Download flyer for more details.

Contact Tanjerra Brown at tbrown@seattleymca.org or call (206) 393.7147.

Get Engaged

The Get Engaged program places young adults, ages 18-29, on the City of Seattle’s public boards and commissions. Get Engaged board members serve a one-year term starting September each year. Acting in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council, board members help shape policy decisions, make recommendations, and provide citizen participation in city government. Started in 2001, Get Engaged is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders and advocating for the influence of young voices in city affairs. To learn more Download PDF or view all board opportunities.

For more information:

Contact Ari Einbinder at aeinbinder@seattleymca.org

Level Up

Level Up is an annual young adult life skills and employment conference. This event offers life skills workshops, employment forums, lunch pickups, swag giveaways, prizes, and more! Hear from local entrepreneurs, athletes, speakers, and artists.

Questions?

Raikes Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee 

The Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee is a board comprised of 6-10 young adults ages 18-26 who have had some experience with homelessness or housing instability at some point in their lifetime. The committee convenes 1-3 times per month and members are paid $20 per hour. Applications are opened periodically throughout the year. Contact Ari Einbinder at aeinbinder@seattleymca.org with questions.  

Internships 

From time-to-time internship placements are made available to young adults at organizations such as Burien C.A.R.E.S. (Animal Shelter), College Nannies, internal placements at the Y, Burien Farmer’s Market, Teen Tix, Foxy Cuts Salon, The Hall Foundation, and more. For more information email us at youngadultemployment@seattleymca.org

How Local Businesses Can Help 

Our Employment and Training team at the Y Social Impact Center provides youth and young adults in our programs with internships with local businesses. We partner with these organizations to bring them fresh, new faces ready to start work in a particular industry, and the best part is the employer doesn't need to pay a dime! The Y retains all liabilities and financial responsibility, while you get all of the benefits of having an intern. We work with youth and young adults ages 16-25 that struggle with disadvantages such as poverty, racism, foster care, and more. 

If you own or operate a business and interested in partnering with the Y Social Impact Center please email us to discuss next steps, program specifics, and expectations at youngadultemployment@seattleymca.org  

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STAY ENGAGED WITH THE Y

Counseling Services

We’re here for you with counseling services that span mental health, substance use, and psychiatric care for people of all ages in King County.

Are you experiencing a crisis?

For immediate assistance with a behavioral health crisis or a young person’s safety or shelter, call the King County 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at  866-427-4747.

Join the Y!

With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and supporting our neighbors, your membership will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but also in your community. 

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