Posts for category ‘Youth’

Master builders and local volunteers paint apartments for homeless teens
denisegl | November 10, 2010 | 3:44 pm

The Master Builders Care Foundation’s 7th Annual Painting a Better Tomorrow event attracted 11 MBA member companies to paint Friends of Youth apartment interiors in Snohomish and King Counties. AAA Kartak Glass & Closet and Wire Craft Electric joined more than 150 volunteers for the one day event. Team leaders Kevin Kartak and Josh Miller of Wire Craft, along with their teams participated in painting the complex. Since the inception of the MBA Painting a Better Tomorrow program in 2003, more than 1,200 home building industry volunteers have painted, done minor repairs and made improvements at 42 agencies in King and Snohomish counties.  In 2009 volunteers painted the Bellevue Boys and Girls Clubs.  A volunteer team from the club helped paint on Saturday. Read more »

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Achieve new heights at Washington State Youth Leadership Summit 2010
denisegl | October 18, 2010 | 10:13 am

The Mayor’s Youth Council is hosting the fourth Annual Washington State Youth Leadership Summit, Achieve New Heights, to connect youth from across the state with elected officials, business leaders and non-profit organizations.  It happens on November 13th from  9am-4pm. The time to sign up is now at Registration is FREE thanks to sponsorships by Anderson Hunter Law Firm, Hyundai of Everett, Brien Ford, Rodland Toyota, The BERC Group and Providence General Foundation.  Space is limited so registration is required to attend the event. The event will be at the Weyerhaeuser Room at the Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave. in downtown Everett. The Summit features outstanding speakers and presenters from around the state.  The Summit is designed for youth 14 to 18 years old and includes a welcome by Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson, expert speakers, interactive break-out sessions and a luncheon featuring roundtable discussions with political, non-profit and business leaders in the community. Our young people are a vital part of our community. This Summit allows us to connect with one another and invest time in the development of our future leaders. Read more »

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Bieber fever is chilled out and relaxed in the parent’s lounge
Steve | July 13, 2010 | 9:55 pm

Parents of fans relax in the parent's lounge during the Justin Bieber concert

As thousands of tween-age girls screamed at the sight of young pop star Justin Bieber on the Comcast Arena stage on Tuesday night, their parents relaxed and waited in the peace and quiet of the parents lounge at the Everett Events Center. About 150 parents who drove their kids to the concert passed the time by chilling out, chatting with each other, working on laptops, and watching TV in the parents lounge.

“It looks like we’ve gotten a really good response,” commented Tammi Bryant Olson, Marketing Director of Comcast Arena, as she surveyed the parents lounge area after the concert had started. The idea for the parents lounge at Comcast Arena originated with the Jonas Brothers concert Read more »

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Just 7 more days till the Biebe’s in Everett and girls, he’s staying pure.
denisegl | July 7, 2010 | 3:45 pm

Posted by MaraLee courtesy of babble’s famecrawler

Many a young star, be it Past Britney Spears and Past Justin Timberlake or Present Jonas Brothers, encourage their young audience to stay abstinent. Whether or not this is included in their How To Market Yourself branding manual is unconfirmed, but it is a definite way to keep young ladies hormonally lusting and their parents purchasing not just CD’s but the wholesome image for their kids. Read further to see video! Read more »

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Jessica Jarrell to perform in Everett
Steve | June 19, 2010 | 9:05 pm

Jessica Jarrell

If you are between the ages of 9 and 12, or if you are the parent of a tweener, then you already know that Justin Bieber is performing at Comcast Arena next month. For the rest of us whom would rather stay home that night and clean lint between our toes rather than go to the aforementioned event, also do not know that 15-year old Mercury Records/Teen Island recording artist Jessica Jarrell will be the opening act for Justin Bieber’s summer tour. Jarrell is an up and coming talent, known to fans of the Bieb for the song “Overboard”, a duet with Bieber from his album, My World 2.0. However we do wish the best to the kids and hope that they have fun at the concert. Make sure you text and tweet everyone the news! LOL! Bieber and Jarrell perform Tuesday, July 13 at Comcast Arena.

For more information about Jessica Jarrell, visit:

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Everett Youth Symphony founder Jascha Galperin remembered
Steve | June 13, 2010 | 5:12 pm

Jascha Galperin

Sigificant Films created a short, historical tribute film for the Everett Youth Symphony Orchestra honoring their founder Jascha Galperin that was shown to a live audience of over 2500 at Benaroya Hall at the EYSO 45th Anniversary concert on May 16. The short documantary recounts the long life and distinguished career of Jascha Galperin, plus the early days Read more »

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Cocoon House Butterfly Graduation
Steve | June 9, 2010 | 8:30 pm

The Butterfly Graduation is a community event that celebrates the accomplishments of Cocoon House youth and recognizes the outstanding leadership of a Cocoon House staff member through the Wilma Betts Spirit Award. A request for donations in support of Cocoon House will be made, followed by a complimentary reception including graduation cake, punch and coffee. RSVP and Inquiries: Please call 425.259.3342 or email
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Summer Theatre Workshop for ages 10-16
Steve | May 18, 2010 | 11:22 pm

Summer Stars children’s theatre workshop is a 3-week full-day program that fosters self-confidence and personal growth in students, using theatre stagecraft and performance skills as the tool. Summer Stars runs from July 26-August 13, with two performances of the musical A Kidsummer Night’s Dream on August 14 at the Historic Everett Theatre. Registration limited to 30 students. Tuition is $395, with discounts for multi-child families and some scholarships available. For information and registration, visit

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Gates Millennium Scholarship awarded to Everett High senior
Steve | May 3, 2010 | 7:17 pm

Vanessa Garcia, a senior at Everett High School, is one of 1,000 students to win a Gates Millennium Scholarship. Over 20,500 applicants worldwide vied for the honor and funding to attend any U.S. Read more »

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PUD Awards Students in Art, Photo & Essay Contests
Steve | May 1, 2010 | 2:14 pm

artwork by Olive White, 6th grade, Terrace Park School

The PUD Board of Commissioners recognized 18 local students who won awards in the utility’s 2010 art, photography and essay competitions. The contests engage students in electricity topics.

Art Contest
The PUD’s K-12 art competition challenged students to use their artistic talents to create a poster that shows ways students and teachers can reduce their electricity use at school. Twelve students won awards, as follows:

Prabhman S. Aujla, Kindergarten, Silver Lake Elementary
Nathan Hayward, Grade 1, Highland Christian School
Zachary Allgood, Grade 3, Pioneer Elementary Read more »

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