Summer Youth Engagement Program
The Summer Youth Engagement Program, open to Yesler residents age 16-21, matches young adults with employers involved in Yesler redevelopment. Participants receive a stipend, gain job skills and explore different careers during an eight-week period. For more information, contact Jared Jonson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.615.3548.
Read an article written by a participant in the 2014 program.
Summer Youth Media program
The seven-week Summer Youth Media program creates a venue where teens ages 13-18 discover their expressive voice through photography and video as a means to examine the history of Yesler Terrace, the diversity within their community, and the potential impact of the redevelopment project. Based at the Yesler Learning Center, students learn digital photography, video production, digital imaging, journalism and documentary practices in interviewing, investigating and writing. For more information, contact Asfaha Lemlem, Rec-Tech Site Lead: email@example.com or 206.386.1245
Environmental Leaders Program
Young SHA residents have the opportunity to participate in a six-month Environmental Leadership Program run by SHA and Seattle Parks and Recreation. Youth gain leadership and career-readiness skills and participate in an environmental community service project. Participants receive a stipend. For more information, contact Jared Jonson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.615.3548.
Yesler Learning Center
The Center, made possible by the Associated Recreation Council (ARC), provides access to technology training for SHA residents, including young children, youth, adults, and seniors. The teen program includes classes such as Video Game Creation. Additional classes are offered on employment preparation, including resume development, employment research and job searches. The program offers workshops including tax preparation; citizenship preparation; financial literacy; and the process to obtain a driver's license. For more information, contact Asfaha Lemlem: email@example.com or 206.386.1245
Big-Brained Superheroes Club at Yesler
On a mission to tap into the hidden strengths that all young people have through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM), The Big-Brained Superheroes Club at Yesler Community Center is, at its core, about community coming together to create. Exercising real-life superpowers (such as Leadership, Teamwork, and Sense of Adventure) to build a kinder, nerdier, more imaginative world. For more information, contact Jared Jonson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.615.3548.