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Welcome to the KYFS Impact Blog! This is your one stop shop for KYFS success stories, updates, issues we’re wrestling with, and yes, even a few things sending us back to the drawing board.

It is our solemn hope that this blog will make us more transparent. We want to show you your donations at work through powerful stories about the youth and families we serve, but we also want to be honest about the things we try that don’t work. So, read on and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment sections.

Impact Blog

Gina’s Volunteer Story

Hello, my name is Gina. I’m an undergraduate student at the University of Washington. I volunteered for KYFS for 2 and a half months for my psychology of gender class. Some of my duties at KYFS included helping the teaching staff with classroom act

We Read Quietly

Last night, a small group of donors, supporters, and community members gathered at Sweet Themes Bakery in downtown Kent. Everyone came with a book in tow, ready to read quietly, and give this idea of a Silent Reading Party a try. At 6 PM, the music stoppe

Yesterday Was a Good Day

Yesterday, was a good day at KYFS. Between the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG day of giving and our Chipotle Restaurant Night Fundraiser, we raised nearly $3,500. If we quantify the impact of those dollars, it means to 269 kids in South King County no

GiveBIG 2017

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is the largest annual day of giving in King County. On May 10, Be There. Every single day of the year, youth and families of all ages work up the courage to walk through the door of Kent Youth and Family Services. They

KYFS Silent Reading Party

Treats, beverages, music, and people gathered together silently reading their favorite books for a good cause. Join us for our first ever KYFS Silent Reading Party. The suggested donation at the door is $10 and all proceeds benefit our Early Childhood Pro

They Come From Afghanistan and Burma

We have a parent in our Early Learning program who is a refugee from Afghanistan. She began her journey with us by volunteering in the classroom. As a mother, she worked with her Family Support Specialist to place her child into daycare and a part-day Hea

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