206. 938. 9606

safefutures@sfyc.net

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6337 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

© 2018 SafeFutures Youth Center | 501c3 since 1999 | EIN# 91-1949779

ABOUT

Young people emerge from SafeFutures 
confident, resourceful, engaged community members.

SafeFutures Youth Center was founded in 1996 as a City of Seattle Human Services Department-operated program targeting at-risk Southeast Asian youth and families. SafeFutures became a non-profit organization in June 1999, received IRS 501c3 status, and expanded our services to better serve a broader community, including East African, African American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Latino, Pacific Islander, and other populations.

SafeFutures empowers and advocates for underserved young people from low-income communities and communities of color to maximize their potential.  The Youth Center’s prevention and intervention programs and services aim to reduce youths’ involvement in the juvenile justice system, gangs, and school truancy and drop out. We are here to ensure that our young people emerge confident, resourceful, engaged community members with the tools and support to navigate their futures.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

  • 100% of elementary students were promoted to the next grade level
     

  • 100% of 8th graders were promoted to high school
     

  • 91% of youth improved attendance, grades and overall behavior, and also earned credits toward high school

 

  • 97% of participants who dropped out of school re-engaged or re-enrolled in school or earned their GED

 

  • 98% of all eligible SafeFutures seniors graduated from high school or earned a GED on time in last 4 years

 

  • 146 youth enrolled and actively participated in our MYSA after school program

 

  • The National SafeFutures’ evaluation deemed SafeFuturesgang intervention successful in key outcome areas, including:

    • reduction in gang crimes

    • educational attainment

    • increase in protective or resiliency factors

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  • 97% average high school graduation rate from 2009 – 2011

 

  • 23 youth were successfully placed in employment during the summer of 2015

 

PROGRAM PARTNERS

  • Southwest Youth and Family Services
     

  • Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative Partners
     

  • Seattle Human Services Coalition

FUNDING PARTNERS

  • City of Seattle, Human Services Department
     

  • City of SeaTac, Human Services Department
     

  • King County Employment and Education Resource
     

  • King County Best Starts for Kids: Theft 3 and Mall Safety Pilot Program
     

  • Seattle Housing Authority
     

  • Mannix Canby Foundation
     

  • Medina Foundation
     

  • Norcliffe Foundation
     

  • Northwest Children’s Fund
     

  • One Family Foundation
     

  • Peg & Rick Young Foundation
     

  • Seattle Seahawks Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund
     

  • The Seattle Foundation
     

  • Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund
     

  • United Way of King County

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