Earlier this year, we took a mixture of 10 students ranging from fourth grade to freshmen to volunteer at Northwest Harvest, a food warehouse in Kent focused on ensuring that no one in Washington State goes hungry. Previous field trips from Valli Kee have... read more

During Girls Club, one of the things we’ve been working on in every meeting is having our attendees demonstrate a positive and supportive energy. In order for this to happen, we’ve been doing different activities that allow the girls to see th... read more

Last month, I had a chance to work with one of our kindergarten students for the first time. Ibrahim comes to the community center on a regular basis, but like many of our younger participants, he just wants to play. However, one day he came in and was ve... read more

Over the last few months, one of our former high school students who has since graduated and started college, has been coming to our After School program more often. He attends our homework help period almost every day. He has also been working very hard ... read more

  This month, I have been diligently working with one of our younger students. Omar is a first grader who struggles in a lot of learning areas, but perhaps none more than reading and comprehension. At the beginning of the month, Omar started reading ... read more

“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... read more

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... read more

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 ... read more

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.... read more

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