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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.

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A Presentation

The following was submitted by an After School staff member. For a week now, I’ve tutored Musa for his presentation on human trafficking. We started by reviewing the instructions, research and checked his slides for accuracy and grammar. Our biggest cha

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Coffee with the Executive Director

On Mar. 13th, join our Executive Director, Mike Heinisch, for coffee and conversation on issues ranging from youth development, opportunities for South King County and the future of Kent Youth and Family Services. The coffee is on us, but the engagement,

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An Attitude for Life

The following was prepared by an After School staff member. For this month’s submission, I would like to discuss my work with Hassan Mugaza. Hassan has difficulty staying on top of his work in school. The further he progressed in school, the more challe

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Leading By Example

The following was prepared by an After School staff member. As Lighthouse nears its 20th year of existence, a common theme and cycle becomes more evident. On a yearly basis, kids age in and out of our teen program. It’s fascinating to see younger ki

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Finding Peace

The following was submitted by Behavioral & Mental Health Program staff member. Andrew came to Kent Youth and Family Services in the midst of a panic attack. Providing swift crisis intervention, two KYFS counselors attended to Andrew’s needs ove

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Sally & Mom

The following was prepared by a Behavioral and Mental Health Services staff member. Sally and her mother’s relationship was difficult, to say the least. Arguments between the two seemed constant and their ability to get along seemed impossible. Addi

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