Youth Services

Youth & Family Link

Promoting positive life changes for children and families with FREE after school activities and community recreation, teen mentoring, outreach and engagement and other programs.

Family, Youth & System Partner Round Table

Provides a forum for families, youth, systems, and communities to strengthen sustainable resources by providing community-based approaches to address the individual behavioral health needs of children, youth and families. 


Big Brother/ Big Sister

Matching kids with a "role model" who shares similar activities, hobbies as them so kids who lack positive peer support have someone to confide and enjoy activities with, even assisting them with homework and much more.

Janus Youth Program (Street Outreach)

Establishing relationships with homeless youth, connecting them to appropriate services available in the county. They help them with employment, ID cards, clothing, alternative education and keeping on track in school.

Youth Center

Provides more than just juvenile detention and court, they offer individual and family counseling, Youth at Risk, Truancy, along with other community resources for youth and their families.

Provides information and resources for homeless and runaway youths.

R.A.LONG High School Project (under development)

Teen Mentor Program

The Teen Mentor Program (TMP) pairs local high school students with elementary and middle school students in positive support system. A structured avenue for teens to develop their mentoring talents and skills through friendships with younger children who may need additional emotional support.

Open Doors Program

The Open Doors Program provides students ages 16-21 with the opportunity to enhance personal skills in a variety of academic areas. The program works closely with students to ensure academic goals are being met, as well as assisting with career and college readiness skills. 


Next is a community-wide initiative developed by and comprised of numerous entities working together. With Workforce Southwest Washington at the helm and more than 15 community partners and businesses supporting its success, the future is limitless. Next provides a safe space for young adults ages 16-24. They provide various services that enable youth to have the tools to have success in their education, career, and personal lives.

Job Corp

Job Corps is the largest free residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16 - 24. They connect youth with the skills and education they need to get the career they want.

Building Youth


Youth Employment Opportunities


Job Corp

Job Corps is the largest free residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16 - 24. They connect youth with the skills and education they need to get the career they want.

Quest Academy

Provides a supportive and highly therapeutic learning environment for students ages with varying degrees of cognition who need behavioral interventions and support.


Youth Workforce programs:

Goodwill Youth Adult Program

For youth 16 – 24 years old with no diploma or GED  or no job and/or little or no income.

Goodwill Young Adult Program can help with multiple programs that continue education, prepare for a career, or that assist youth with going to college or getting a job. 

Connect 2 Careers

(for out of school youth ages 16-24)

Academic support for secondary or post secondary education or training, and real world work experience, exposure to multiple careers, communities, businesses, opportunities for leadership development and gains a greater understanding of his/her skills and abilities.


Reach K-12 Program

Reach is a K-12 academic support program in mathematics and reading. That is available to students in Lyle and Wishram School Districts. It is a program of Educational Service District 112, a state agency dedicated to providing all students with the opportunity to succeed.

Independence for Washington State Foster Youth 

Independence for Washington State Foster Youth has a national education and training voucher program for youth who qualify and are likely to age out of the foster care system. The program offers financial assistance to eligible youth to attend an accredited college, university, vocational or technical college with a maximum award of $5,000 per academic year. Awards are determined by the Cost of Attendance (COA) formula established by the college or university the youth is enrolled in or any unmet need they may have within their financial aid award. ETV funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies, housing, transportation and other education related costs. 


  • Youth are ages 16-20,  currently in a dependency action in a Washington State or Tribal Court, are in the care and custody of the Department of Social and Health Services or Tribal Child Welfare agency, and in foster care.

  • Youth are ages 18-20 and exited state or tribal foster care because they reached the age of majority.

  • Youth were adopted or entered a relative guardianship on or after the age of 16 to 20.

  • Youth who participated and received ETV funds prior to 21, are eligible to the age of 23.