For more information about the Kent Youth Initiative,

contact Lori Guilfoyle or call 253-856-5070

Kent Youth Call To Action

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The Kent Youth Call to Action is a citywide, cross-sector approach to ensure that youth are safe and connected and have access to culturally responsive programs and services, to ensure every young person can succeed and reach their full potential.


VISION:  All youth in Kent have what they need, when they need it, to be empowered and engaged in their community.


  • Opportunities to learn and grow;
  • A safe neighborhood to call home;
  • A healthy lifestyle and environment.


Goal 1:  Build on and expand existing partnerships, programs and services for young people and coordinate public and private programs to better serve our young people.

Goal 2:  Children, youth and families access and actively participate in high quality, culturally responsive, and engaging programs that promote positive child, youth and family development.

Goal 3:  Promote safe and supportive environments that foster healthy youth and families.

Goal 4:  Youth access and continue to utilize effective resources to support their positive development and ability to fully participate in community life.  


  • Improve health, academic, and economic outcomes for youth; and
  • Youth are engaged in and have positive attachment to community.

Please check back for updates and opportunities. For details, contact Lori Guilfoyle or call 253-856-5070.

Kent Youth Core Team

The Kent Youth Core Team (KYCT) is the steering committee for the Youth Call to Action, to ensure strategic guidance and voice of the community in developing an Action Plan. Key tasks will include:

  • Identify current youth-focused work and opportunities for partnerships;
  • Gain a clear understanding of priority issues;
  • Utilize data to improve sound decision making to support youth;
  • Achieve consensus for change; and
  • Engage and advocate for youth across Kent in civic and community initiatives until desired results are achieved.

Who are the Core Team Members?



 After School All Stars logo

 After School All-Stars Puget Sound, 253-236-4592


Asian Counseling & Referral Svc logo

 Asian Counseling and Referral Service, 206-695-7600


Boys & Girls Club logo

 Boys & Girls Club of King County, 253-651-6500


Ctr for Children & Youth Justice logo

 Center for Children & Youth Justice, 206-696-7503


St Vincent de Paul logo

 Centro Rendu/St. Vincent de Paul, 253-499-4249


Children's Home Society of WA logo

 Children's Home Society of Washington, 206-695-3200
 City of Kent logo, color  City of Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services - Youth & Teens, 253-856-5030
 City of Kent logo, color  Kent Parks & Recreation Teen Center, 253-856-5030


Burma Refugees Coalition logo

 Coalition for Refugees from Burma, 206-860-5939


Communities in School Kent logo

 Communities in Schools - Kent, 253-867-5637


Community Network Council logo

 Community Network Council


Congolese Integration Network logo

 Congolese Integration Network


Consejo logo

 Consejo, 253-579-1998


Crisis Clinic logo

 Crisis Clinic Teen Link, Call 2-1-1
 Excel Charter School logo  Excel Public Charter School, 253-487-7530
 First Five Years & Beyond logo  First Five Years & Beyond, 206-792-5917
 Glover Empowerment Mentoring logo  Glover Empowerment Mentoring (GEM), 253-227-2726
 Girl Scouts of Western WA logo  

Girl Scouts of Western Washington, 800-541-9852


Guided Pathways logo


 Guided Pathways Support, 253-236-8264

 iDayDream logo  iDayDream, 206-229-9367


iGrad logo

 iGrad, 253-373-4723


Inst for Community Leadership logo

 Institute for Community Leadership, 253-872-3612


Iraqi Community Ctr of WA logo

 Iraqi Community Center of Washington, 206-822-8880


Kent Black Action Commission logo

 Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC), 253-486-9029


Kent Cobras logo

 Kent Cobras Football


Kent Covington Youth Soccer logo

 Kent Covington Youth Soccer, 206-779-0233


Kent Knights logo

 Kent Knights Football


King County Library System logo

 Kent Library (KCLS), 253 859 3330


King County Logo

 Kent Public Health Center & Teen Clinic, 206-477-6945
 Kent School District logo  

 Kent School District, 253 373 7000


Kent Young Life logo

 Kent Young Life, 253-631-0222
 Kent Youth & Family Svcs logo  Kent Youth and Family Services, 253-859-0300


King County Logo

 King County Employment and Education Resources, 206-263-9010


King County Housing Authority logo

 King County Housing Authority (KCHA), 206-574-1100


Living Well Kent logo

 Living Well Kent, 253-457-2964


Latino Educational Achievement Project logo


 Latino Educational Achievement Project (SeaMar LEAP), 206-763-5277


Lutheran Community Svcs NW logo


 Lutheran Community Services Northwest, 206-901-1685


Many Minds Collaborative logo

 Many Minds Collaborative, 206-612-1220
 Mother Africa logo  Mother Africa, 253-277-7625


M-Power Youth logo

 M-Power Youth
 MultiCare logo  MultiCare Health Systems, 253-403-1000 (Kent)


Multi-Service Ctr logo

 Multi-Service Center, 253-854-4406


Neighborhood House logo


 Neighborhood House, 253-277-1667


New Beginnings Christian Fellowship logo

 New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 425-282-6220


Open Doors for Multicultural Families logo


 Open Doors for Multicultural Families, 206-372-1072


Partner in Employment logo

 Partner in Employment, 206-429-3824


Puget Sound Educational Svc District logo

 Puget Sound Educational Service District, 253-778-7940


PURE Athletic Training & Mentoring logo

 PURE Athletic Training and Mentoring, 206-853-2002


Restore Assemble Produce (RAP) logo

 Restore Assemble Produce (RAP), 253 223-2194


Redeemed by Blood Church logo


Redeemed by the Blood Pentecostal Church/Team Redeemed Life Center, 206-708-7409 


Somali Youth & Family Club logo


Somali Youth & Family Club, 425-207-8297


South Sudan KuKu Assoc logo

 South Sudan KuKu Association


Treehouse logo

 Treehouse, 206-767-7000


Ukrainian Community Ctr of WA logo

 Ukrainian Community Center of Washington, 425-430-8229
 World Relief logo  World Relief Seattle, 253-277-1121

 YMCA logo


 YMCA of Greater Seattle, 206-382-5013