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Community for Youth

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Your community is calling. Are you ready to join?

CFY inspire and support students to be their best selves through mentoring, learning experiences, and a powerful community. The Academic Year runs from September to June and mentors are expected to dedicate 2-3 hours each week to CFY activities.

Skills Requirement
Mandatory :-

  1. Communication: ability and commitment to communicate effectively with all parties (mentee, parents/guardians, CfY staff, other mentors)
  2. Commitment to ongoing program requirements
  3. Social Awareness: ability to empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and openness to discuss cultural similarities or differences
  4. Student-centered Mindset: listen to needs of student, empathize, empower students’ voice to move forward with their personal goals, step-up/step-back

Preferred :-

  1. Career guidance and/or tutoring experience
  2. Access to vehicle
  3. Experience working with youth

Minimum Eligibility

  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Reside in the Seattle metropolitan area.
  • Have a clean criminal history.
  • Have never been accused, arrested, charged, or convicted of child abuse or molestation.
  • Not under use of illicit drugs, alcohol or controlled substances in an excessive or inappropriate manner.
  • Not be currently in treatment for substance abuse. If a substance abuse problem has occurred in the past, the applicant must have completed a non-addictive period of at least five years

What’s in for you?
Being a CfY mentor is rewarding, challenging, and fun! You’ll not only provide critical support for an inquisitive, driven young person, but you’ll also build a strong network with fellow mentors.

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About Community for Youth


1225 South Weller Street, Suite 320, Seattle, WA 98144, US

Mission Statement

Community for Youth's mission is to inspire and support the social, emotional, and academic development of students through mentoring, learning experiences, and a powerful community.


Community for Youth (CfY) is a Seattle-based non-profit with over 30 years of experience changing the lives of teens in South Seattle through 1-on-1 mentorship, community building, and facilitated skills workshops. CfY is not just a mentoring organization-we’re a community. CfY has a unique model that has students and mentors meeting weekly in a variety of group sizes, including 1-on-1, in larger workshops of 40 student-mentor matches, and in small groups of 6 matches.

CfY serves high school students, ages 14-19 from South Seattle communities, who have self-identified as wanting additional support and community in their lives. We receive referrals from school staff as well as conduct general recruitment in schools. All students opt into the program.

CfY offers a mentoring program that steps past traditional mentoring practices and offers a "Critical Mentoring" experience that centers the young person, addresses systems and environments that shape young peoples' experiences, and partners with each young person to provide opportunity brokering and social change. We leverage the mentoring relationship to resist racism and oppression and bring equity to our schools, neighborhoods, workplaces, and community.

Community workshops and other CfY activities take place each week on either Tuesday or Thursday from 6:00-8:30 for the duration of the academic year (September-June). You choose which night of the week works best for you.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


1225 South Weller Street, Suite #320Suite #320Seattle, WA 98144



  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • CFY’s program runs throughout the school year from September to mid-June. Mentors dedicate 2-3 hours each week to Community for Youth activities.

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