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 Collaboration

The Kent Youth Initiative Collaboration (KYIC) 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 KYIC 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 logoCenter for Children & Youth Justice, 206-696-7503


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


Children's Home Society of WA logoChildren's Home Society of Washington, 206-695-3200

City of Kent logo, colorCity of Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services - Youth & Teens, 253-856-5030


City of Kent logo, colorKent Parks Teen Center at Phoenix Academy, 253-856-5030


Burma Refugees Coalition logoCoalition for Refugees from Burma, 206-860-5939


Communities in School Kent logoCommunities in Schools - Kent, 253-867-5637


Community Network Council logoCommunity Network Council


Congolese Integration Network logoCongolese Integration Network


Consejo logoConsejo, 253-579-1998


Crisis Clinic logoCrisis Clinic Teen Link, Call 2-1-1


Excel Charter School logoExcel Public Charter School, 253-487-7530


First Five Years & Beyond logoFirst Five Years & Beyond, 206-792-5917


Glover Empowerment Mentoring logoGlover Empowerment Mentoring (GEM), 253-227-2726


Girl Scouts of Western WA logoGirl Scouts of Western Washington, 800-541-9852


Goodwill logoGoodwill Pierce County, 253-573-6500


Goodwill logo2Seattle Goodwill (King County)


Guided Pathways logoGuided Pathways Support, 253-236-8264


iDayDream logoiDayDream, 206-229-9367


iGrad logo  iGrad, 253-373-4723


Inst for Community Leadership logoInstitute for Community Leadership, 253-872-3612


Iraqi Community Ctr of WA logoIraqi Community Center of Washington, 206-822-8880


Iraqi Womens Assoc logoIraqi Women's Association, 253-736-4206


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


Kent Cobras logoKent Cobras Football


Kent Covington Youth Soccer logoKent Covington Youth Soccer, 206-779-0233


Kent EH Boxing logoKent East Hill Boxing, 206-892-8197


Kent Knights logoKent Knights Football


King County Library System logoKent Library (KCLS), 253 859 3330


King County LogoKent Public Health Center & Teen Clinic, 206-477-6945


Kent School District logoKent School District, 253 373 7000


Kent Young Life logoKent Young Life, 253-631-0222


Kent Youth & Family Svcs logoKent Youth and Family Services, 253-859-0300


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


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


Living Well Kent logoLiving Well Kent, 253-457-2964


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


Lutheran Community Svcs NW logoLutheran Community Services Northwest, 206-901-1685


Many Minds Collaborative logoMany Minds Collaborative, 206-612-1220


Mother Africa logoMother Africa, 253-277-7625


M-Power Youth logoM-Power Youth


MultiCare logoMultiCare Health Systems, 253-403-1000 (Kent)


Multi-Service Ctr logoMulti-Service Center, 253-854-4406


Neighborhood House logoNeighborhood House, 253-277-1667


New Beginnings Christian Fellowship logoNew Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 425-282-6220


 Open Doors for Multicultural Families logoOpen Doors for Multicultural Families, 206-372-1072


Partner in Employment logoPartner in Employment, 206-429-3824


Puget Sound Educational Svc District logoPuget Sound Educational Service District, 253-778-7940


PURE Athletic Training & Mentoring logoPURE Athletic Training and Mentoring, 206-853-2002


Restore Assemble Produce (RAP) logoRestore Assemble Produce (RAP), 253 223-2194


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

Somali Youth & Family Club logoSomali Youth & Family Club, 425-207-8297


South Sudan KuKu Assoc logoSouth Sudan KuKu Association


Treehouse logoTreehouse, 206-767-7000


Ukrainian Community Ctr of WA logoUkrainian Community Center of Washington, 425-430-8229


World Relief logoWorld Relief Seattle, 253-277-1121


YMCA logoYMCA of Greater Seattle, 206-382-5013