- Sylvester PTSA
- Burien Parks & Recreation
- King County Library System
- Success Team Coaches
- SBIRT (Screaning, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment)
- (BAM) Becoming A Man
- Choose 180
- Para Los Niños
- Southwest Youth & Family Services
- Asian Counseling & Referral Services
KCLS has many services available for families - the most popular that will be launched in late October is virtual Study Zone via Zoom . We will have sessions coming for middle school students based on subject and grade level. Please check in late October for the update coming to the Study Zone website at kcls.org/studyzone . In the meantime, head to bit.ly/TutorKCLS that will take you to Tutor.com for free tutoring from 2pm - midnight .
We are also using the myLibro app and site in order to pick up physical copies of items placed on hold at this time. The app is available on both iOS and Android devices, and free to download. You must use curbside services to pick up your physical items that you place on hold, as the buildings are still not open to the public at this time. Please go to kcls.org/curbside for more information.
Lastly, join KCLS online for virtual programming this fall! We have many options available, from Dungeons and Dragons, Kahoot! Trivia, and much more. Head to kcls.org/events for more details, and be sure to click "Teens/Tweens" on the left-hand side under "Audience" for age appropriate options.
Contact Info: Alexis Carter
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Bobby Aiyer (Coach Bobby) Student Success Coach
Coach Bobby is responsible for comprehensive mentoring, outreach, tutoring, family engagement, and supportive services to increase student engagement. He serves students in a classroom setting, individually, in small groups, and after school to provide academic assistance & social-emotional support. During remote learning this year, Coach Bobby and the Success Team run Sylvester Wildcat Homework Club at 3pm every day . Students are welcome to join us during this time for tutoring, extra support, or simply to have some study-buddies. These sessions are open to all Sylvester students - no appointments required. Zoom links can be found on the Success Team Google Classroom ( invite link ).
If you are interested in tutoring office hours or would otherwise like to get in touch, Coach Bobby can be reached at email@example.com
Sonia Segovia (Coach Sonia) College & Career Readiness Coach
Support students as they begin thinking about their post-secondary goals. Whether that be going to college, going to a trade/vocational school, or entering the workforce, I am here as a resource to help them get closer to achieving those goals.
Coach Reggie Dillard Jr. (College & Career Coach)
Through the College Success Foundation (CSF), I work with students through providing lessons and activities that put our students in position to finish high school, graduate from college and succeed in life. I also work with our students to access the College Bound Scholarship, so students will be prepared to meet the financial portion of the college going process. If there are any questions regarding the college going process I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kayla Blau is our new SBIRT coordinator. She is working with the counselors to support students with their mental wellness and works with students to identify and work towards their goals. If you have questions or concerns about your student's mental health or drug/alcohol use, you can reach Ms. Kayla at email@example.com or 401-267-2838.
Kayla Blau es nuestra nueva coordinadora SBIRT. Ella está trabajando con las consejeras este año para apoyar a los estudiantes con su bienestar mental y trabaja con los estudiantes para identificar y trabajar hacia sus metas. Si tiene preguntas sobre la salud mental de su estudiante o el uso de drogas / alcohol, puede comunicarse con la Sra. Kayla en firstname.lastname@example.org o 401-267-2838.
BAM (Becoming A Man)
Becoming A Man is a program for young men in grades 7-12 . BAM groups meet every week during school time with a BAM counselor, who supports the group in developing six core values : Integrity, Accountability, Self-Determination, Positive Anger Expression, Respect for Womanhood, and Visionary Goal-Setting.
BAM is an experience. It is a powerful place to connect with other young men and explore new skills and ideas.
Here’s what some of our current BAM participants have to say about it:
- “I have gained so much in this program but one thing that stood out to me is becoming a leader.”
- “[I learned about] integrity. I learned a lot from it while having fun, and that doesn’t usually happen for me at school.”
- “[The BAM counselor] started a whole group that led to a whole friendship and family.”
- “[I participate in BAM] to learn more about how to get through life as a male in this time.”
Contact Info: Sebastian Diaz - BAM Counselor
CHOOSE 180 transforms the lives of youth and young adults by partnering with institutional leaders, connecting them with community, empowering them with choice, and teaching them the skills necessary to avoid engagement with the criminal legal system.
Fostering academic success for every Latino student through parent and community involvement.
Providing Zoom afterschool programs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to Middle Schoolers. Homework help along with fun activities will be provided.
Contact Info: Lorena Merlin
Office number: (206) 241-7900
Our mission is to partner with youth and families to transform their futures.
For nearly 40 years Southwest Youth and Family Services (SWYFS) has been providing critical services in significantly under-resourced communities of Southwest King County, including Southwest Seattle, White Center, South Park, Burien, and SeaTac. As systemic racial and economic inequities continue to create significant barriers to communities of color across the nation, SWYFS remains committed to seeing our diverse community of South King County thrive.
Participants in SWYFS programs are 61% children and youth, 92% people of color, 95% low-income (89% very low-income), and over 50% refugees and immigrants.
Asian Counseling & Referral Service
ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.