Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Rainier Beach Youth Ready to Make a Change

This is an opportunity for youth to begin conversation and to influence local funding to support youth and young adults in connecting with school and work.

Are you (or do you know) a young person with ideas about what needs to change in order to better support young people in school and work? You are invited!

Or do you work with young people who might be interested in participating? Please contact us or have young people contact us directly about this opportunity.

The Youth Advisory Group is a group of youth ages 16-24 who want to spark change within youth services, programming and opportunities for support in their communities. This group will discuss what they want to see improved, changed or created to increase the chances for young people in King County to have living wage careers.

We need your perspective on system gaps, barriers to success, and opportunities to better support young people in King County! 

Food & $15 gift cards will be provided at each session in thanks for your time and effort

When: The Youth Advisory Group will meet 3 evenings between January-May of 2013
Our first meeting on January 3rd in the Rainier Beach area; facilitators and note takers are still needed, so anyone interested please contact us.

Where: Rainier Beach area

Interested? Space and gift cards are limited- please sign up soon if you are interested. Contact Bruce McGregor to sign-up at 206.336.6934 or

More Information: United Way of King County has a long history of supporting at-risk youth and young adults.  In an effort to increase the impact of our work, we recently convened a Task Force on Reconnecting Youth to School & Work. Given that an estimated 35,000 youth & young adults ages 16-24 in King County are disconnected from school & work, we believe it is timely & important for United Way to work with the King County community to identify a vision for reconnecting these youth to education or employment pathways, and to define a role for United Way in this work. The Task Force is currently honing the scope and focuses of the project and would like tap into the knowledge and perspectives of youth in King County through this Youth Advisory Group. As a member of the Youth Advisory Group, you’ll be influencing funders and informing them of what, where and why they should focus on and fund certain opportunities.

Questions? Contact Bruce at 206.336.6934 or

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