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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

A Silent Reading Party Survival Guide

After our May Silent Reading Party, the brave souls who attended our inaugural event said they were unsure how the event worked but curiosity got the best of them and decided to attend. They suggested a step-by-step guide for those who didn’t atten

Thanks for Attending Ladies Night Out

On behalf of the 8,000 youth and families we serve on an annual basis, as well as the KYFS Board of Directors and staff members, we want to thank everyone who attended Ladies Night Out on 6/22. Now in its fourth year, this event gets bigger and better eve

Worthy of Love

A 13-year old client, who we will call Lyle, began coming to therapy due to behavioral problems at school and home. He reported having no joy in participating in any activities with other people and felt as if there was no one in his life he could trust.

Ladies Night Out 2017

Once again, KYFS is honored to be the beneficiary of funds raised from Kent Station’s Ladies Night Out event. Now in its fourth year, this fun and festive event is an opportunity for the women of Kent and South King County to gather for an evening o

Proud of Him

Luis reported feeling anxious, stressed, frustrated, and easily irritated when he first came to KYFS for counseling. He told his counselor that he had been fighting with his parents since starting high school. Many of the arguments stemmed from the fact t

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

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