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.



After School on the KYFS Impact Blog

Piano Passion

The following was prepared by an After School staff member. Back in April 2014, the Valli Kee Community Center obtained a full size digital piano. This piano was, and still is, kept in the office and moved out during free time. Very aware of the community


Zahara and Story Problems

The following was submitted by an After School staff member. During homework time, there are a group of students who show up regularly to do their work. One of those students is Zahara. At the time, she was struggling with her multiplication and division


Staff Member Highlight

Last fall, Ibrahim received Service Award recognition for working 3 years at Kent Youth and Family Services. Below are a few thoughts that came to his mind after winning the award. My experience working for Kent Youth and Family Services has been amazing.


A Mini After School Success Story

The following was prepared by an After School staff member. In the high school homework room, I was able to help one of the students with some language arts homework. Together, we read the article and discussed the situations in each paragraph. I asked hi

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