We're excited to share a full list of youth opportunities with the TeenTix community!
This list was compiled by TeenTix alum and current Partnerships, Education, and Grants Manager at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Ashraf Hasham. Thank you Ashraf for compiling these great opportunities for young people!
Check back each month for opportunities and updates like these that might be relevant to you and your interests!
- MÁS (Movimiento AfroLatino Seattle) Youth Program / “Conectándonos MÁS” 2022: Are you an Afro-Latinx/Afro-Indigenous youth from ages 15-21 interested in meeting Afrolatinos artists in Seattle? Do you want to understand how to express and explore your identity through art? This program is for you. This is a cohort model program with 10 semi-monthly meetings. Starting in March and ending in July 2022. Register here!
- Get PAID to create a radio story this summer with KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Media. In the Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop, you’ll learn audio storytelling skills like recording in a professional studio, interviewing, script writing, and audio editing while producing a radio story about one person in your community. The workshop is one week long, from July 11th – 15th, 2022. Three days are online, and two days are in-person at the KUOW studios in Seattle’s University District. The workshop is open to teens ages 15-18 in the greater Seattle area. Participants earn $250 for completing the workshop. No previous experience is necessary. Admission is by lottery. Applications close April 12th, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Learn more and apply at kuow.org/summer.
- Y-WE is hosting their first ever Muslim Girl Day of Wellness! March 19th, 2022 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. In-person in Seattle, WA (address provided in an email for participants who submit the form below). Calling all Muslim girls, non-binary, and fem-identifying youth! As Muslim women in a modern world, what are our beliefs? What are our interpretations of different Islamic values? Activities at this event will include discussing the meaning behind different surahs in the Quran, nurturing our minds by meditating, expanding our creativity through crafts, building community, and having fun in our world without limitations! Click here to register by March 11th, 2022. Meals, snacks, and swag bags will be provided for all participants!!
- BLAC (Building Leaders and Creators), is a paid, remote 12-week internship program, to bring more young Black people into advertising, ensuring they can fully express themselves, find community, and ultimately lead. DNA Advertising in Seattle will be hosting 2 BLAC interns this summer. The internship runs early-May through the end of July 2022. Built on three pillars: Education, Inspiration and Experience, BLAC is like a 12-week version of advertising school that not only offers paid training and job opportunities but also connects BLAC alumni with the growing, national BLAC community. APPLYING IS SIMPLE: Candidates send a two-minute video to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The video should show and/or tell what makes them a “creative thinker.” Submissions are open now and close March 18th, 2022.
- Northwest Folklife’s Cultural + Creative Workforce Development (CCWD) program is accepting applications right now for a variety of internships from host sites King County Equity Now, Specular.tv, Northwest Film Forum, creative agency Milli, and The Rhapsody Project
- The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) will be accepting applications until March 25th, 2022 for Summer Internship Program (July 6th, 2022 – August 16th, 2022). SYEP is planning for a hybrid model in compliance with the Seattle & King County Public Health COVID-19 guidelines. In-person programming will be offered for individuals with verified vaccination status. Learn more and apply here.
- The Seattle Public Library Foundation’s Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship is open for submissions. $10,000 in post-secondary school scholarship money will be split between three worthy essayists (one winner earns $5,000 and two runners-up win $2,500). Find basic details at this link. Application deadline March 15th, 2022.
Youth Voice/Participation is Power
- The Seattle Redistricting Commission has begun the process of examining how to redraw the boundaries of Seattle’s seven City Council Districts and is inviting community members to learn about the process and provide feedback. You can review drafts of proposed maps and offer your feedback at the Seattle Redistricting Commission website. The designated public comment period is open February 16th-July 31st, 2022. Learn more here.
- SoundTransit’s Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE) project is in the formal public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). This is an especially important time to get involved and tell them what you think! CLICK HERE.
- The Washington State Digital Equity Forum is holding a series of community listening sessions to ensure community needs are at the center of its recommendations to the Legislature. The listening sessions are FREE and open to the public. All sessions will be virtual. A Zoom meeting link and telephone number will be provided. They want to hear from community members: What do you need to be able to use the internet for your personal life? What do you need to be able to use the internet for your work or job? What could state government do to help support your needs for using the internet? To register: Email email@example.com or call (360) 688-3472. Listening sessions will be on:
- March 29th, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
- March 30th, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
- May 10th, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
- May 11th, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM