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JOIN US at the 2024 Invest in Youth Breakfast | May 9, 2024

Community Based Programs

Increasing access to mental health and substance use services throughout the community.

Healthy families, thriving communities

Each year, YES reaches over 60,000 community members in East King County, through its outreach programs. Through these programs, YES supports diverse communities and provides them with resources for individual and group mental health support, education and prevention.

BGLAD

BGLAD is an open, weekly drop-in support group for youth ages 13 to 19, focused on being a welcoming and affirming space for people exploring or seeking support for their identities.

If you’re looking to meet new people who also identify as LGBTQ+, want to learn more about local resources, or just generally want something structured to do with other teens, come check us out!

Cost: FREE!

Learn more about BGLAD

The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy Luis

Latinx Youth Programs

Latino H.E.A.T. (Hispanos En Acción Together), Latinos
Unidos at Redmond High School and Juanita High School Latino Club are youth leadership, service,
and culture groups that serve to create cultural and inclusive spaces for leadership, college readiness, and cultural expression to thrive. Our team-building and personal growth activities, community organizing, planning cultural events, and monthly community service opportunities inspire youth voice and leadership.

Groups collectively address issues impacting the Latine community and personal goals. We build unity across cultures and differences through bilingual bi-cultural strategies, address racism, and activate solutions to violence and life stressors. Teaching, learning, and celebrating culture unites and mobilizes us all.

Learn about Latinx Youth Programs

Latina mother

Latine Family Programs

Cultural navigation, community referrals, and case management.

Mamas Unidas is facilitated by YES bilingual staff for Spanish-speaking moms who receive support and engage in activities to strengthen the community and empower themselves and their families to be leaders and mentors in the community.

Reach out to Tina at 425-747-4937 to join.

volunteer as a mentor

SUCCESS Mentoring

The SUCCESS Mentoring program matches volunteer caring adults and youth who may benefit from additional academic, social, and emotional support and encouragement. It helps struggling youth ages 6 to 17 stay on track to graduate. The program supports youth in the Bellevue and Lake Washington school districts — many of whom are from low-income families — dealing with emotional or behavioral issues. Adult mentors spend at least 200 hours with their students over a year.

Learn about the SUCCESS Mentorship Program

Bellevue Boys and Girls Club

Community/Teen Center Services

YES offers free behavioral health services for teens at local community/teen centers to increase accessibility to services. YES provides drop-in 1-to-1 counseling, support groups, and education and prevention programs. Counselors work with youth to address depression, anxiety, substance use, homelessness, family conflicts, and more. They also connect teens to community resources and longer-term care.

Find YES at:

Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue
Club Teen Center – Lake Hills

15228 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue, WA 98007
bgcbellevue.org/Programs/Teens

Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays | 2-7 PM; Wednesdays 11 AM – 4 PM

Boys & Girls Club – Kirkland

10805 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA, 98033
positiveplace.org

Thursdays

Crossroads Community Center

16000 NE 10th St. Bellevue, WA 98008
bellevuewa.gov

Wednesdays | 11 AM – 7 PM

Old Firehouse Teen Center- Redmond

16510 79th St NE, Redmond, WA 98052
redmond.gov/265/Old-Fire-House-Teen-Center

Tuesdays-Thursdays | 3 – 8 PM

Introduction to Holistic Wellbeing

VIRTUAL

Are you passionate about mental health and wellbeing? This virtual club is for you! By providing a safe space to learn and talk about mental health in our society, teens will learn how to help care for their friends, community, and themselves.

For youth aged 13-18

Tuesdays | 4:30 – 5:30 PM

To register, call Katherine at 425-586-2334

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