Seattle Good Business Network connects and inspires people to buy, produce, and invest locally so that everyone has a meaningful stake in the local economy. Our youth programming is founded on interagency collaboration, co-designed initiatives, and driving equitable opportunities.
We work to expand and support quality and emergent, career and experiential learning pathways (internships, mentorships, and career-exposure opportunities) for under-resourced youth (low-income, BIPOC, refugee, immigrant, at-risk, homeless, and others).
The youth programming includes, but is not limited to: internship opportunities with local businesses, tours of local production spaces, panel events with local entrepreneurs and manufacturers, the Youth Board, and the Career Connected Learning Interagency Forum for industry stakeholders serving youth.
Each year, we help hundreds of youth explore local businesses and manufacturing spaces to meet and learn from entrepreneurs who have made their passion into a successful business. Starting fall 2020, we are working with businesses hosting interns through our programming to give us behind-the-scenes virtual tours.
Seattle Good Business Network’s Internship Program helps to connect local youth and young adults from all backgrounds and levels of experience, to meaningful learning, career, and leadership opportunities. Through this program we also strive to particularly support individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities.
Seattle Made Youth Board
Seattle Made is a program of Seattle Good Business Network. The Seattle Made Youth Board works to strengthen the voice of local youth in Seattle’s emerging conversation about urban manufacturing, sustainability, and the future of our city’s economy.
The Seattle Made Youth Board (SMYB) is comprised of up to 9 local youth (ages 14-21), who are keen to learn about the role of the local economy in building more equitable communities and a healthier environment. Board members work creatively and collaboratively to build public awareness campaigns on issues that impact our city, ranging from the local food economy, slow fashion, urban sustainability, and more. Board members also help to inform our overall youth programming design and materials.
The Seattle Made Youth Board’s (SMYB) Advisory Committee are a group of local professionals and community leaders who are committed to supporting the board throughout their group projects, individual tasks, and personal/professional development. Advisory committee members also assist the youth program manager in strategizing and executing the quarterly in-person meetings.
The Seattle Made Youth Board aims provide relevant and equitable opportunities for young people of color and LGBTQIA youth, and are looking to provide the support of an advisory committee that is equally representative, and highly recommend women of color, POC, and LGBTQIA folks to apply.
Are you interested in being an Advisory Committee member to help guide and mentor the SMYB? Email gro.doogelttaes@ocin for more information!