For more information about the Kent Youth Initiative,

contact Lori Guilfoyle or call 253-856-5070

Kent Youth Initiative

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The Kent Youth Initiative 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 are empowered and engaged in their community.

Goal 1: Children, youth and families access high quality, culturally responsive programs and resources that promote positive child, youth and family development.

Goal 2: Promote safe and supportive environments that foster (or result in) healthy youth and families.

Goal 3: Youth involved with the justice system or youth considered disconnected access effective resources to support their positive development and ability to fully participate in community life.

The development of the Kent Youth Initiative Action Plan is under way. Please check back for updates and opportunities to participate in the development of the Action Plan. For details, contact Lori Guilfoyle or call 253-856-5070.

Kent Youth Initiative Core Team

The Kent Youth Initiative Collaboration (KYICT) is the steering committee for the Youth Initiative, 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 KYICT Members?

FIND RESOURCES for ALL AGES


YOUTH and TEEN RESOURCES

 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

 

Goodwill logo

 Goodwill Pierce County, 253-573-6500

 

Goodwill logo2

 Seattle Goodwill (King County)

 

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 EH Boxing logo

 Kent East Hill Boxing, 206-892-8197

 

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