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?

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 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