Starting as production space tours for under-resourced youth on National Manufacturing Day, the organization saw a need to expose youth to, and de-stigmatize opportunities for careers in, two industries: local manufacturing and entrepreneurship.
We work to expand and support quality and emergent, career and experiential learning pathways (i.e. internships, mentorships, tours, and other career-exposure opportunities) for under-resourced youth (primarily low-income Black, Brown, and Indigenous 16-24 year olds).
Youth programming includes:
- Internship opportunities with local micro-businesses
- Mentorship opportunities with subject-matter experts
- Virtual networking and resource-sharing opportunities (via the Career Connected Learning Interagency Forum)
- Educational programming related to youth and workforce development topics
- 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!
Our youth programming is founded on interagency collaboration, co-designed initiatives, and driving equitable opportunities.
Career Connected Learning Interagency Forum
The Career-Connected Learning Interagency Forum is a virtual communications platform that convenes stakeholders dedicated to serving youth through fostering new partnerships and strengthening resource pipelines for youth (e.g., internships, mentorships, and other career-exposure opportunities).
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.