Earlier this year, we took a mixture of 10 students ranging from fourth grade to freshmen to volunteer at Northwest Harvest, a food warehouse in Kent focused on ensuring that no one in Washington State goes hungry. Previous field trips from Valli Kee have... read more

During Girls Club, one of the things we’ve been working on in every meeting is having our attendees demonstrate a positive and supportive energy. In order for this to happen, we’ve been doing different activities that allow the girls to see th... read more

Last month, I had a chance to work with one of our kindergarten students for the first time. Ibrahim comes to the community center on a regular basis, but like many of our younger participants, he just wants to play. However, one day he came in and was ve... read more

Over the last few months, one of our former high school students who has since graduated and started college, has been coming to our After School program more often. He attends our homework help period almost every day. He has also been working very hard ... read more

  This month, I have been diligently working with one of our younger students. Omar is a first grader who struggles in a lot of learning areas, but perhaps none more than reading and comprehension. At the beginning of the month, Omar started reading ... read more

Greetings to all! I am taking this opportunity to announce my upcoming retirement. My last day of work for KYFS will be Friday, July 29, 2016. Between now and then, I will do my very best to make my personal goodbyes and say thank you to all of the childr... read more

“What Is It?” is a new activity at the Valli Kee Youth Center where the kids and teens work to identify a new object each week. Objects so far have included an Asian herbal mushroom, electronic stylus pen, and a discharged Civil War bullet. Th... read more

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