Programs for youth

Inspiring young people to reach their potential

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    Social, learning and leadership opportunities encourage teens to dream big and set goals for themselves.

  • Through special activities, girls and boys are finding empowerment to become confident young women and men with strong leadership skills, media production is helping youth discover their expressive voices and many other programs support young people pursuing their aspirations.
  • Youth employment and resource fairs connect teen jobseekers with part-time student employment opportunities, internships offer real-world experience, and mentorship by local business owners provide youth with entrepreneurial opportunities and early career exploration.

Steering students to higher education

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    SHA’s Youth Education Engagement Specialists and College Navigators provideindividual attention and academic support to middle and high school students to increase college awareness and readiness. Workshops and educational events guide students through the process of applying for scholarships and financial aid to make college achievable.

  • College fairs and tours, free tutoring, registration support for SAT and ACT testing, application assistance for honors programs and colleges, enrollment in
  • Running Start and other educational activities help young residents prepare for college and transition into higher education.

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Find information about some of the specific programs SHA offers in its communities through partnerships with the City of Seattle, nonprofits and local employers. Follow the links in each program description to go to the program’s website where you can learn more about participating.

Please note that types of services, qualifications, and availability changes often. The best source of current information about each of these programs is through the program itself.