YouthCare is honored to join the Capitol Hill community and bring new life and vision to the historic Booth Building, located on the prominent corner of Broadway and Pine. The YouthCare Academy (YCA) will serve as a hub for YouthCare’s education and employment services, breaking down barriers to employment and creating economic mobility for youth experiencing homelessness.

The Academy represents a joint effort between YouthCare and Community Roots Housing. The first three floors of the building will offer a variety of education, employment, and leadership programs created in partnership with local businesses and community-based organizations. Community Roots Housing will operate the building’s eighty-seven affordable units for individuals making 30% to 50% of the AMI, with thirty units reserved for young people experiencing homelessness.

The Academy will help young people explore their passions and build the skills to make their dreams a reality.

Program Offerings

Employment Training

Programming will include basic job readiness skills to state-certified pre-apprenticeships and sector-specific career pathways.

TRAINING PATHWAYS

• Business & Entrepreneurship
• Medical
• Construction
• Childcare & Social Work

PARNTERSHIPS IN DEVELOPMENT

Seattle Kraken, Climate Change Arena, Symetra, Junior Achievement, Seattle Good Business Network, Kaiser Permanente, Premera, Launch Learning, other existing partnerships

GED/High School Diploma

The YCA will help young people reconnect to education pathways through individualized high school completion or GED programming.

EDUCATION SERVICES

• Basic education
• High school diploma and GED offerings
• Individualized tutoring
• Wrap-around case management

PARNTERSHIPS IN DEVELOPMENT

Seattle Public Schools Interagency Academy, King County YouthSource, Learning Center Seattle

College Access

The YCA will expand access to college and
partner with organizations specializing in
post-secondary navigation and retention.

• College readiness
• Post-secondary navigation
• Wrap-around case management
• Individualized tutoring

PARNTERSHIPS IN DEVELOPMENT

Seattle Colleges, Northwest Education Access

YOUTH OUTCOMES

Each young person attending the YouthCare
Academy can graduate with…

  • 1 High School Diploma or GED
  • 2-3 Industry-specific certifications
  • 55+ Transferrable college credits
  • 700+ Hours of paid industry-specific job training
  • 450+ Hours of industry instruction and training
  • 140+ Hours of case management support


Estimated Tuition Per Student: $6,800
Estimated Wages Per Student: $12,000
Estimated Client Assistance Per Student: $1,800