Growing Futures: Congratulations to YouthCare’s YouthGrow Graduates!

The remaining bits of snow from February’s snowstorm had just melted before eight young people stepped foot into the YouthGrow garden to start the first cohort of the year. Despite a few surprises and a delayed start, Seattle’s Snowmageddon was no match for the incredible youth who graduated from YouthCare’s YouthGrow yesterday! Emily Penna, YouthGrow’s… Read More of “Growing Futures: Congratulations to YouthCare’s YouthGrow Graduates!”

Meet Espresso Patronum: The First Barista Graduates of 2019!

YouthCare’s Barista Training and Customer Service Program, run in partnership with FareStart, graduated its first cohort of 2019 on Friday afternoon! YouthCare’s Barista program is an eight-week training program that helps young people gain the skills needed to thrive on a team, engage with customers, and rock job interviews—all while learning how to make expertly… Read More of “Meet Espresso Patronum: The First Barista Graduates of 2019!”

YouthCare’s University District Youth Center (UDYC) Celebrates Black History Month with Soul Food Day!

Today, YouthCare’s UDYC hosted Soul Food Day to celebrate Black History Month. Each staff member chose their favorite soul food specialty to share, pot-luck style, with fellow staff and for youth accessing services. The result was a delicious success! From collard greens, fried chicken, sweet tea, and pecan pie, the delicious food prepared by staff today not only… Read More of “YouthCare’s University District Youth Center (UDYC) Celebrates Black History Month with Soul Food Day!”

More Than a GED Program: Art & Social Justice Curriculum Encourages Students to Be Active Learners

Youth without a high school diploma or GED have a 346% higher risk of experiencing homelessness. YouthCare’s robust education programs reduce that risk by helping young people build the academic skills needed for long-term stability. We’re thrilled to announce a new addition to our education programs: YouthCare’s GED Program at UDYC. The program is available… Read More of “More Than a GED Program: Art & Social Justice Curriculum Encourages Students to Be Active Learners”

YouthCare Celebrates YouthBuild Cohort 19 Graduates!

Yesterday was YouthBuild Graduation Day at YouthCare! YouthBuild is a six-month pre-apprenticeship program for young people interested in pursuing a career in the trades. It was incredibly inspiring to see the accumulation of hard work, commitment, and drive in these eleven talented young people. We are so proud of them as they move on to start… Read More of “YouthCare Celebrates YouthBuild Cohort 19 Graduates!”