Lighthouse provides educational, recreational and social support services that enhance skills, values and self-esteem among youth.


Our Outreach Program provides a variety of social services, recreational and educational programs for youth and their families living in three King County Housing Authority sites on the East Hill of Kent: Birch Creek Apartments, Valli Kee Homes, and Cascade Apartments.



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Goodbye, Mrs. Gloria

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

What Is It?

“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

Friction in Action

As 2015 came to a close, over 25 kids from Valli Kee celebrated by partaking in an evening of ice skating at a local rink. Of everyone assembled, only one kid had ever gone skating before. With parents tagging along, we set out to make this a memorable ev

Better Late Than Never

To read the 2014 Annual Report, click here.  In September KYFS moved into its 45th year of making a positive impact on children, youth and their families.   That “impact” has grown over those years from a nucleus of volunteers joining together to p

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