Uplifting our youth and local economy

Our annual youth programming is adaptive to the emergent demands of today’s youth and the growing green jobs sectors. We seek to engage youth in the growth of a thriving – and sustainable – regional economy.

From manufacturing to entrepreneurship to professional services, we connect youth with hands-on paid opportunities to learn from local experts and develop in-demand career skills.

We work to expand and support quality and emergent, career and experiential learning pathways for under-resourced youth.

Youth programming includes:

  • Internship opportunities with local businesses and public agencies
  • Virtual networking, education, and resource-sharing opportunities (via the Career Connected Learning Interagency Forum
  • Other emergent needs as expressed by our youth and youth organizations, such as: tours of local production spaces, panel events with local entrepreneurs and manufacturers, the Youth Board, and more!

Career Connected Learning Interagency Forum

The Career-Connected Learning Interagency Forum (CCLIA) is a virtual communications platform that convenes stakeholders dedicated to serving youth through fostering new partnerships and strengthening resource pipelines for youth.

Paid MEntorship

Seattle Good Mentorship creates a space for youth interns to build relationships with and connect to resources through a cohort of ten green mentors. Mentors bring expertise multi-disciplinary backgrounds related to the green sectors and/or sustainability efforts more broadly.


Our Internship Program helps to connect local youth and young adults from all backgrounds experience levels to meaningful learning, career, and leadership opportunities. We strive to particularly support individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities.