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Teen Advocate Groups

  • Advocates for Youth
    Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

  • Atlantic Street Center
    Atlantic Street Center provides mental health counseling, youth development activities, early literacy programs, and parent and family support services to low-income families in Seattle’s central and southeast neighborhoods.

  • Community for Youth
    This program inspires and supports high school students to achieve their goals through mentoring, learning experiences and community participation.

  • Global Youth Action Network
    GYAN is a youth-led organization that unites the efforts of young people working to improve our world in over 190 countries.

  • National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
    NCFY is an organization where communities and families can obtain information on issues of youth and families.

  • National Youth Rights Association
    NYRA is a youth-led national non-profit organization dedicated to fighting for the civil rights and liberties of young people.

  • Safe Futures Youth Center
    SFYC is dedicated to helping at-risk Southeast Asian youth and their families stay focused on their future by offering a variety of engaging programs and activities.

  • Seattle Young People's Project
    The Seattle Young People's Project is a youth-led, adult supported organization that empowers youth to express themselves and to take action on the issues that affect their lives.

  • The Service Board
    The Service Board provides Seattle area high school-age youth with life-changing experiences that build self-knowledge, skills, courage, and determination.

  • Southwest Youth and Family Services
    Southwest Youth & Family Services offers counseling, education, and family support programs for people in West Seattle, White Center, and South Park.

  • Student Press Law Center
    The Student Press Law Center is an advocate for student free press rights and provides information, advice and legal assistance at no charge to students and the educators who work with them.

  • YWCA
    The YWCA serves women and families in King and Snohomish counties with services to end homelessness, create self-sufficiency, care for youth and provide safe havens.

  • Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    The Youngstown Cultural Arts Center aims to build community through arts education, performance and collaboration.

  • Youth Venture
    Youth Venture inspires and invests in teams of young people to start social ventures and build a powerful global network of young changemakers.

  • YouthCare
    YouthCare delivers services that meet the needs of Seattle’s homeless and at-risk youth.


Youth Venture Youth Venture
Youth Venture inspires and invests in teams of young people aged 12-20 to start social Ventures, and is building a powerful global network of young changemakers.

Outdoor Opportunities O2 - Outdoor Opportunities
Overnight excursions, environmental service learning projects, and weekly workshops every month.

Student Assistant at Library Volunteer at the Library
The Seattle Public Library offers volunteer projects each year for high school students who are at least 14 years old.

Explorer Program Seattle Police Explorer Program for Teens
Education and involvement program for young people age 14 to 21 -- learn how the Police Department works and apply what you learn in community service.