2014 | 2013

2014 Work Readiness Arts Program Partners

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County | Music Makers
Youth will gain creative music and beat-making skills, as well as 21st century employment skills and event planning experience through making music.
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association | Delridge Mural Project
Youth will work with professional teaching artists to develop, design, and paint murals on two walls at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Murals will reflect the history of the area, and further establish an artistic identity for Delridge.
El Centro de la Raza | Nicho Art Project
Youth will acquire professional and academic skills by creating and presenting Nichos celebrating people who have died or have influenced their lives.*
Hendrix Music Academy | Summer Intensive Music Academy for Teens
A multi-discipline, 8-week intensive music program that teaches youth how to collaborate, write, record and perform music.
Light for Life New Church | Paul Robeson Performing Arts Program
Youth will write and perform an original play at Rainier Beach High School. Students will be involved in every aspect of the production.
LK Media | News Reporting 101: Tell Me A Story
This media literacy project will teach youth about news and telling stories. Students will hone reasoning, presentation, and thinking skills as they conduct interviews, write and produce news reports.
Rubicon Foundation | Micro-Housing for the Homeless Community
A group of students, led by one professional builder, one designer, and one program director, will create a customized, portable home in consultation with residents of a Nickelsville community in Seattle's Central Area.
Gen7: Native Youth Culture, Arts & Technology | Na'ah Illahee Fund
Native students will learn traditional and contemporary arts while building character and workforce readiness skills. Engaging experienced teachers and mentors, Gen7 is a way for Native teens to reflect on and begin to develop paths to healthy adulthood.
Unified Outreach | The Unified Outreach Complete Training Program
Youth will produce an industry-level fashion show by taking on roles of artists and arts administrators, by participating in behind-the-scenes preparation work such as set design, graphics, web, video, music, sound and lighting.
Urban Youth Chess/Anti-Violence Project | Urban Youth Chess \ Anti-Violence Project
A coalition of activists, leaders, former gang members and Seattle Police Officers will work together on a comprehensive training on role playing, acting, journaling and poetry with Southeast Seattle youth.
YMCA of Greater Seattle | Youth Media, Youth Voice, Youth Employment
The YMCA will provide employment readiness skills to young people through teaching basic media production. The project will encourage youth to connect with a cause and will culminate in publication on the online youth voice forum PugetSoundOff.org.

* This project was supported with funds through the Mayor's 2014 Summer of Safety Initiative. Youth served through this program were not enrolled in SYVPI