Youth Engagement Initiative: Vision & Mission

The Youth Engagement Initiative envisions a more dynamic economy with opportunities and clear pathways for local youth and families to find livable wage jobs in local businesses and industries. With a mission to work in partnership with employers, educators, and like-minded organizations to create synergies that advance youth employment and career opportunities in Whatcom County.  In simple terms – The WBA, through the Youth Engagement Initiative, will help facilitate collaboration and coordination between K-12 and colleges with employers. WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW and learn about what the Youth Engagement Initiative is about.

Site Map: Click the links below to discover more info on the Youth Engagement Initiative.

YEI HISTORY: How did the YEI come to fruition?

CONNECT & SUPPORT: Contact us to Get involved.

STAY INFORMED: Sign up for our YEI Newsletter.

NEWSFEED: News & trends across the State and Nation on Career and Workforce Development for youth.

JA JOB SHADOW PROGRAM: Become a Job Site Host or sign up for the JA Curriculum.

VIDEO ENGAGEMENT: Watch Videos about the Job Shadow program, What makes a Good Employee & Local Entrepreneurs.

STRATEGIC GOALS & METRICS: Powerpoint presentation deliverable that describes Youth Engagement Initiative the Strategic Plan.