Become a CfY Student

Translate This Page

Community for Youth (CfY) guides youth through powerful transformation by leveraging strong and enduring one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Through powerful community and critical mentoring, CfY will support the success of our students in High School and Beyond. Our program is an academic year (October – June) and requires commitment from the student for the duration of the program. 

What CfY Students can expect from our program:

  • 1:1 Mentoring
  • Community – A Family Group and the Larger Community of Learners
  • A Safe and Supported Environment
  • Relevant Program Activities and Services
  • Individualized Student Support
  • Opportunities to Develop Skills
    • Leadership
    • Goal-setting
    • Networking
    • Community Involvement and Service Hours
  • Support in Graduating High School with a Post-High School Plan
  • Connections to resources and powerful experiences

Mentee Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a Seattle High School student
  • Reside in the Seattle metropolitan area
  • Demonstrate a desire to participate in the program and be willing to abide by all Community for Youth Mentoring Program policies and procedures
  • Be able to obtain parental/guardian permission and ongoing support for participation in the program
  • Agree to a one-year commitment to the program
  • Commit to spending a minimum of 3 hours a week with the mentor
  • Be willing to communicate with the mentor weekly
  • Complete screening procedure
  • Agree to attend mentee trainings as required
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with CfY Staff and discuss monthly meeting and activity information

How to Get Involved:

  • Fill out the student application here: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4447248/Student-Application
  • If you’d like to turn in a paper application, please submit it at school:
    • Chief Sealth High School:  Counseling Office
    • Cleveland High School:  Teen Health Center or Attendance Office
    • Franklin High School:  Main Office or Counseling Office
    • Rainier Beach High School:  Success City, Rm. 265
  • Expect a call or a school visit from a member of our Program Team to talk about your application and all of the exciting things ahead at CfY!
  • Get ready for LAUNCH at Camp Colman!