The King County Youth Advisory Council Welcomes New Members!

The King County Youth Advisory Council is a group of young people from Seattle and South King County who are advising and informing county-wide strategies, funding, and practices.

The Council was created in 2013 to inform the United Way of King County’s decision-making process around investing in older youth. The group is comprised of about 30 young people between the ages of 16-24 who have direct or close experiences with leaving school and/or being unemployed as young adults.

We are visionaries and dreamers. We know what we want. We are diverse- all from different races, cultures, styles, backgrounds- and we are going through similar things. We are young, misunderstood, and judged by our appearances. We are resilient, overcoming adversity and want to succeed. We are strong, revolutionary, and we are fighting. We want change and we want to help. We are doing this for others. We want to be heard. We are breaking the cycle.

This group is facilitated by young adult leaders with support from SOAR.  They meet once per month on Tuesdays.  Email Karen Terrado to learn more!