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Seattle Family and Youth Organizations  
The Seattle area groups and organizations listed below are geared primarily towards serving local youth and families. They have been screened by us and found to provide excellent opportunities for learning, volunteering and relationship-building with other families.  
 

Friends of Youth

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Need a friend? FoY advocates for and works with youth and families facing serious emotional challenges in order to help them establish stability and self-sufficiency. Volunteers and donors welcome.

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IslandWood

Networking events on Bainbridge Island

IslandWood is a 255 acre outdoor learning center on Bainbridge; it connects children, adults and families with nature in a way that inspires values of environmental and community stewardship.

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North Cascades Institute

Networking events in North Cascades National Park and throughout Puget Sound region

NCI organizes unique events year-round to help people of all ages experience, enjoy and learn about the special mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.

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Outdoors for All Foundation

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

OFA (formerly Ski for All) works to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities through year-round outdoor recreational activities like skiing, camping, biking and more.

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The Moyer Foundation

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Moyer Foundation's Camp Erin and Camp Mariposa help children in distress and grieving families. Excellent networking opportunities exist for donors, volunteers, sponsors and event participants.

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YMCA of Greater Seattle

Networking events in locations throughout King County

One of the city's most respected nonprofits, YMCA offers hundreds of networking opportunities ranging from volunteer jobs and committee memberships to annual fundraising events.

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4-H Washington Youth Development Program

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Amigos de las Americas - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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ARC of Washington State

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

ARC works for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. The best way to get involved with ARC is to donate, volunteer or attend an upcoming event.

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Art with Heart

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Art with Heart's national program provides tools and books especially designed to help kids with mental health issues. Most of AWH's local events are geared towards its volunteers and donors.

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Arts Corps

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Arts Corps offers free arts education classes to kids in grades K-12. Teachers, donors, volunteers who support Art Corps enjoy regular opportunities to meet and network with each other.

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ArtsWest

Networking events primarily in West Seattle

ArtsWest is a multi-disciplinary arts organization in West Seattle. ArtsWest members and donors are invited to behind the scenes events and the group's annual gala.

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Atlantic Street Center

Networking events primarily in Seattle

ASC helps children of all ages to flourish academically, emotionally and socially while also serving families by providing a variety of services to parents and other family members.

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Bahia Street

Networking events primarily in Seattle and internationally

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Battle Point Astronomical Association

Networking events on Bainbridge Island

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Bike Works

Networking events primarily in seattle

Bike Works is a local, Seattle nonprofit that works to build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. Supporters can network by volunteering or attending a fundraiser.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Broadway Bound Children's Theatre

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Empower your child through live musical theater with Seattle's own Broadway Bound.

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Business Among Moms (BAM)

Networking events primarily in West Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

Seattle-based BAM has chapters throughout the Greater Seattle area. BAM provides mompreneurs the opportunity to network with other moms in a supportive, kid-friendly community.

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Cascade Orienteering Club

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region

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Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestras

Networking events in and around Seattle

CYSO provides a wholesome and stimulating environment for talented young musicians & creates an atmosphere that encourages, challenges and develops their fullest potential in the art of performance.

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Chess Mates Foundation

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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City Year Seattle / King County

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

City Year is a tutoring and mentoring program for school aged children made possible by the support of major local employers and philanthropic organizations.

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CityLeague Recreational Team Ski Racing

Networking events primarily in Seattle and nearby ski areas

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Civil Air Patrol

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Community for Youth

Networking events primarily in Seattle

CFY runs mentoring programs that transform high school students from diverse backgrounds into determined, confident and self-aware young adults. Donors, mentors and advisory board members enjoy regular networking opportunities with other local people com

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EarthCorps

Networking events throughout Puget Sound region

EarthCorps brings young people from around the world to Seattle for a 12 month educational and leadership program on local environmental restoration. The public is invited to join these emerging environmental leaders at volunteer events held nearly every

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Easter Seals Washington

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Evergreen City Ballet

Networking events primarily on the Eastside

ECB develops dancers and educates a diverse public, including youth in the art of dance. Classes and professional performances are supported by a strong local community of ballet enthusiasts.

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Family Law CASA

Networking events primarily in Seattle

CASA is a community nonprofit that supports volunteers appointed to give children involved in custody disputes a voice in court. CASA organizes several fundraising events annually for supporters.

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Friends of the Children - King County

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Friends of the Children provides one-on-one mentoring relationships for the most at-risk children, from the time they enter kindergarten until high school graduation.

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Frye Art Museum

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Members of the Frye, Seattle's only free museum, receive invitations to members-only exhibition openings and receptions where they can meet other members.

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Gage Academy of Art

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Gage Academy of Art is a school in the tradition of the Ecole des beaux-arts in Paris and the Art Students League in NYC. GAA enrolls 2,200 students and involves some 7,000 members annually.

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Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Western Washington

Girl Scouts of Western Washington provides opportunities for girls and the adults who support them to develop new relationships through events ranging from fundraising lunches to alumnae meetings.

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Girls on the Run of Puget Sound

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Global Visionaries

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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GreenStage

Networking events primarily in Seattle

GreenStage organizes free outdoor theatre productions intended to inspire audiences to engage in live theatre. Networking opportunities are available for volunteers and donors.

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Heron Habitat Helpers

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

HHH is a group of local residents who care about Herons and enjoy each other's company. Become a member today. Family memberships are only $15 per year and events are open to all.

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Homewaters Project

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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IGNITE

Networking events throughout Puget Sound region

IGNITE organizes programs connectin school-age girls to professional women in STEM careers who act as role models and mentors.

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Inspire Youth Project (formerly Rise n' Shine)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

IYP provides at-risk children ages 5-18 and beyond with a place where they belong.

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Jack Straw Productions

Networking events primarily in Seattle

JSP is a community-based organization dedicated to the audio arts. JSP provides residencies in sound and writing as well as arts and technology training for youth and adults.

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Junior Achievement (JA) of Washington

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

JA teaches young people about business and economics to prepare them for adulthood. Events and sponsorship provide high level networking opportunities.

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Kirkland Arts Center

Networking events primarily in Kirkland

Kirkland Arts Center provides learning and networking opportunities to people of all ages interested in the visual arts. Programs include workshops, exhibits, classes and special events.

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Kiwanis

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound Region

Kiwanis is a global service organization of people who share a commitment to community and helping children. Kiwanis fosters strong bonds between members through regularly scheduled events.

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Lake Union Crew

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

Networking events primarily in Woodinville

LBTRC helps children and adults with disabilities to improve their bodies, minds and spirits through therapy involving horsed. Over 300 volunteers donate their time to this cause.

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Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

LCSNW provides basic services offering hope, justice and health to over 100,000 people and families in needs in the PNW. Meet other supporters through volunteering, donating or attending an event.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska & Washington Chaper

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Marymoor R/C Club

Networking events primarily in Redmond

Marymoor RC Club is a group of hobbyists who share a love of remote control airplanes and flying. Frequent events at the Marymoor airfield provide relationship building and learning opportunities.

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Meany Center for the Performing Arts (formerly UW World Series)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Discover and support exceptional international talent in music, dance and theater performing in Seattle. Financial supporters enjoy uniquely enriching networking opportunities.

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Meetup Groups and Events

Networking events in Seattle and across Washington State

There are over 1,000 Meetup groups around Seattle, each based on a specific common interest. Meetup events (called Meetups) may attract anywhere from a few to several hundred people.

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Nature Consortium

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Nature Consortium teaches local youth environmental lessons through the creative arts and hands-on conservation projects, including the Arts in Nature Festival.

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New Futures

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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North Helpline Emergency Services & Food Bank

Networking events primarily in Seattle

North Helpline is a broad, grass-roots nonprofit involving thousands of volunteers who serve the needy in North Seattle. Supporters include individuals, foundations and government. All welcome.

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Northwest Nanny Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

NNA is a networking and learning organizations for nannies in Seattle and beyond.

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Northwest Sudent Exchange

Networking events primarily in Seattle

NWSE is a Seattle-based international exchange program for high school students. Host a visiting student in Seattle or send your high schooler overseas for the experience of a lifetime.

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Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Networking events primarily in Pierce County

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OneWorld Now!

Networking events primarily in Seattle

One World Now! provides global leadership training combined with Chinese and Arabic language classes for local, economically disadvantaged high school students of color preparing for college.

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Optimist International

Networking events in Seattle and Clubs throughout Washington State

OI has more than 3,000 clubs around the world. Members share a commitment to local community service with a focus on programs that help young people.

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Pacific Northwest Model Yacht Club

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

PNMYC is a group of RC (remote control) sailboat enthusiasts who meet regularly to share their passion and race their boats.

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Parkour Visions

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Passages Northwest (A YMCA leadership program for youth)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Port Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Networking events in Tacoma

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Puget Sound Basketball Leagues

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound

This is the largest recreational basketball league in the area with over 250 teams. Great way to make new friends and get some fun exercise all year round.

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Reel Grrls

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Reel Grrls empowers young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production.

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Refugee and Immigrant Children's Program

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

RICP is a Seattle-based program that helps to place unaccompanied refugee children arriving in our area with foster families and to support their transition to their new country.

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Safe Crossings Foundation

Networking events in Seattle

Safe Crossings Foundation funds local programs for grieving children touched by the loss of a loved one. To help, become a donor, attend the annual luncheon or host your own fundraiser

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Salish Sea Expeditions

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

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Seattle Asian Sports Club

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Boy Scouts of America - Chief Seattle Council

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Childrens Chorus

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Seattle Children's Chorus nurtures excellence in young musicians ranging in ages from 5 to 19.

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Seattle Children's Theatre Champions Club

Networking events primarily in Seattle

STC organizes regular shows, classes and workshops for the whole family. Donors at the Champion level enjoy special networking opportunities.

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Seattle Conservatory of Music

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Inner City Outings (ICO)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

ICO is a community outreach program organized by the Sierra Club and run by volunteers to give local urban youth and adults the opportunity to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world.

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Seattle MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Sno-King is one of the largest amateur hockey leagues in the nation with ice rinks across the region. Teams for players all ages, including adults, provide great opportunities for new relationships.

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Snoqualmie Nordic Club

Networking events primarily in Seattle and Eastside

Snoqualmie Nordic Club is a club of cross country skiers of all ages with a common interest in developing and assisting nordic skiing in the Snoqualmie Pass area.

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Somali Community Services of Seattle

Networking events in and around Seattle

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Somali Community Services of Seattle

Networking events in and around Seattle

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Sound Discipline

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

This Seattle nonprofit organizes regular events for teachers and parents who need mentoring and training to become more effective.

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Sound Experience

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

Sound Experiences runs programs for members and students aboard its historic 133 foot schooner.

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Student Conservation Association (SCA) - Seattle Office

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Studio East

Networking events in Kirkland

Studio East provide theater arts education for children on the Eastside. Networking opportunities exist for parents, supporters, volunteers, sponsors and fans of this award winning organization.

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Technology Access Foundation (TAF)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

TAF prepares underserved children of color for higher education and professional success by providing K-12 programs that build confidence, enhance learning and develop leaders.

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The Service Board

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Service Board introduces teens to public service and outdoor adventure as a way to overcome personal and cultural challenges. Get involved with this dynamic group by donating or volunteering.

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Treehouse

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Treehouse improves the lives of foster children by providing services that other agencies often cannot.

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Urban ArtWorks

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Urban ArtWorks empowers young people through professional opportunities in the arts with specific focus on at-risk youth. The group offers excellent networking for participants and donors.

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Village Theatre

Networking events in Issaquah and Everett

Village Theater is a nationally acclaimed theater group providing family entertainment and opportunities for youth through classes and workshops. Networking opportunities abound here.

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Washington Business Week

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

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Washington DECA

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

WA DECA creates partnerships between business and education by giving high school students to gain real world marketing experience. Members and supporters enjoy regular networking opportunities.

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Washington Junior Golf Association

Networking events in Seattle and around the Puget Sound region

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Washington Kitefliers Association

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound

WKA is a family friendly association of kite enthusiasts offering regular opportunities to get together and to make new friends.

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Washington Service Corps

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Washington STEM

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington state

Washington STEM works to advance excellence, equity, and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math education for students across Washington state.

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Wilderness Awareness School

Networking events primarily in Duvall / Eastside and Seattle

Wilderness Awareness School connects people and families with the natural world, builds community and fosters personal growth through its classes and programs.

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WithinReach Washington

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WithinReach serves as the foremost catalyst for improvements in maternal, child and family health. Supporters have the opportunity to network at WR's annual luncheon and through giving activities.

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Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Networking events primarily in Seattle

YCAC provides a physical space for community activities and events related to the arts and education along with volunteer, donor and sponsorship opportunities for those with an interest in local arts.

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Youth Eastside Services

Networking events primarily in Bellevue and the Eastside

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Youth for Understanding

Networking events throughout Puget Sound region

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Youth in Focus

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Youth in Focus helps kids and young adults (ages 13-19) facing difficult challenges through formal photography classes and training. YiF welcomes donors and volunteers.

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Youth Maritime Training Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Youth Media Institute

Networking events primarily in Seattle

YMI helps students from Seattle schools and neighborhoods with high dropout rates and challenging cultural environments. YMI programs teach self-expression and new media technologies to kids in need.

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Youth Theatre Northwest

Networking events primarily in Mercer Island

Youth Theatre Northwest nurtures the intellectual, artistic and personal development of children and youth through drama education, performing opportunities and live theatre experiences.

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YouthCare

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Donors and volunteers support YouthCare services ranging from street outreach and residential housing to education and employment training to help Seattle youth in need to build a better future.

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