Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Kent Youth & Family Services. Just come into Kent Station Chipotle on Wednesday, May 10th from 5-9 P.M. Bring in the flyer (below), show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you... read more

This year at Kent Youth and Family Services, we are celebrating something special; our 45th anniversary. Since our founding and with the help of businesses, donors and community members, we’ve helped shape the social fabric of this community. We’ve... read more

The following was prepared by an After School staff member. Back in April 2014, the Valli Kee Community Center obtained a full size digital piano. This piano was, and still is, kept in the office and moved out during free time. Very aware of the community... read more

The following was submitted by an After School staff member. During homework time, there are a group of students who show up regularly to do their work. One of those students is Zahara. At the time, she was struggling with her multiplication and division ... read more

Last fall, Ibrahim received Service Award recognition for working 3 years at Kent Youth and Family Services. Below are a few thoughts that came to his mind after winning the award. My experience working for Kent Youth and Family Services has been amazing.... read more

The Opportunity: KYFS clients admitted into our Behavioral Health Programs are frequently very poor, lacking resources, and are facing many related issues with numerous demands placed on them. The children and youth in our care require as much attention a... read more

Background Our AAU basketball teams are a thriving youth program when adequately funded. Our teams keep at-risk youth involved and focused on two goals: playing team basketball and getting much needed academic support for school. Who Is Served Our After S... read more

Christmas of 2012, Elizabeth’s mother dropped her off at our house for what would be her first, real family Christmas. Elizabeth was 12 years old. We hadn’t seen or heard from either of them in about 6 years. Little did we know then, but Elizabeth’s... read more

Last fall, I had a family in my class. The child was a three year old girl on an IEP. She was quiet and often did not want to come to school. Mom continued to bring her every day, despite her screaming and crying. After a few weeks, the child came to scho... read more

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