||NEWS AND EVENTS
Employment Opportunities for Youth:
Community Assessment for Neighborhood Stores. Youth will be
paid a stipend of $126 at the completion of up to 12 service hours, apply by
March 22. Working as part of a team with an adult
advisor, youth will perform assessments of local retailers that sell alcohol and
tobacco on April 22, 2017. Click
here for the application form. For more information contact, Laura Hyde,
Kitsap County Public Work Youth Summer Jobs
Extra-help season employment, $12.15 - $15.88 hr. Job posting
closes March 31. Applicants must be 18 years of age or
older prior to the hire date and enrolled or accepted in a college or university
The Public Works Summer Employment Program positions performs varied tasks under
the direct supervision of a regular Public Works employee to assist the
department and assigned division with seasonal needs.
Employment Opportunity for Adult:
WSU Strengthening Families (SFP) - Kitsap County Supervisor.
The Kitsap County SFP (10-14) Supervisor is a temporary,
part-time, paid position with WSU Extension for up to 19 hours per week.
Hours will be between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with occasional evenings and
weekends. Position is open until filled. How to apply:
email a cover letter and resume to
Wednesday, March 15,
Kitsap Community Health Priorities Summit from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00
p.m., at the Kitsap Conference Center, at Bremerton Harborside, Keynote Speaker
Brian E. Saelens, Ph.D.
Register at Eventbrite.com, search for KCHP Summit. Sponsored by CHI
Franciscan/Harrison Medical Center, Kitsap Community Foundation, Kitsap County
Human Services, Kitsap Public Health District, Suquamish Tribe, and United Way.
Friday, March 24,
Graduate Kitsap and Mason Community Convening, from 11:00 a.m. -
2:00 p.m., at the Kitsap Conference Center, 100 Washington Ave, Bremerton, WA
98337 to discuss post-secondary education (college and technical school) in
Kitsap County. Attendees will discuss the potential barriers to student's
educational success and how our community can come together to impact their
future. Lunch will be provided.
For more information, contact:
Tuesday, March 28,
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, from 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
at Kitsap Mental Health Services, Keller House Education Center, 5441 Almira
Drive NE, Bremerton. No Cost event. Lunch, please bring a sack lunch.
Educator Clock Hours are available. Space is limited. For more
information and to register, please visit
Sponsored by Kitsap County and WA State Department of Social and Health
Services, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.
Saturday, April 29,
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, from 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
at Village Green Community Center, Windermere/Blue Heron Room, 26159 Dulay Road
NE, Kingston. No Cost event. Lunch, please bring a sack lunch. Educator
Clock Hours are available. Space is limited. For more information
and to register, please visit
www.kitsapmentalhealth.org. Sponsored by Kitsap County and WA State
Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health and
COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD
Commission on Children and Youth Advisory Board
meets the first Thursday of every month at
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Click here for more
Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth was established
in 1988 by the Board of Commissioners by Resolution No.
172-1988. The Board acted on the recommendation of the local
Youth 2000 Forum, whose participants were concerned about the
rising rate of school dropout, a shrinking labor pool, and other
The Commission on Children and Youth
is an appointed body of the Kitsap County Commissioners,
with up to 24 representatives from education and schools,
health and social service providers, juvenile justice and
law enforcement, community leaders and non-profit
organizations. The Youth Commission's charge is to:
In 1992, as a step towards improving
state services for children, Washington State lawmakers
officially established the
Family Policy Council, charged with making social
programs and policies more responsive to the needs of
families. Community Public Policy Health and Safety Networks
were established by the Legislature in 1994 - using Family
Policy Principles - as a way to give communities a larger
role by tackling their own social problems. The
Commission on Children and Youth became the local Community
Public Health and Safety Network for Kitsap County in August
of 2000: The Youth Commission supports activities that
increase the capacity for the
community to build
developmental assets among youth.
The four problem areas that the Youth Commission has
- Advise County Commissioners and residents
on the needs of children, youth and families based
on periodic assessments;
- Facilitate coordination of information
among agencies to maximize resources; and to
- Advocate for an environment that fosters
healthy, self-sufficient, responsible and productive
children, youth and families.
- Dropping out of School
- Youth Substance Abuse
- Youth Violence
- Child Abuse and Neglect
|Specific activities funded
by the Family Policy Council through the Community Network
Time for Kitsap Kids" Developmental Initiative
- Builds community awareness of developmental assets and
educates individuals on how to build developmental
assets in young people. Developmental Assets are
positive experiences and personal qualities that young
people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.
Groups (TAG) - Increases youth
involvement in the community and engages them in the
work of the Commission. This model develops strong adult
leaders to serve as mentors and role models for youth;
builds new youth leaders through leadership training,
mentoring and community involvement; increases social
development of youth through meaningful service; and
provides service and internship opportunities for youth.
"Kitsap Cares...About Kids"
- Increases private investment in positive youth
development programs through a three-year community
awareness campaign to involve the public in building
developmental assets for children and youth from birth
to age 18. The overall strategy of the campaign is to
help people see how they can make a difference and that
Kitsap County is a community that values and supports
||DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS
County Commission on Children and Youth (CCY) hope you will
after completion of their print campaign to support local youth.
Sponsored by CCY, the goal of "Kitsap Cares about Kids" is to
generate more awareness of the needs of local youth. The first
phase of the project is to collect forty stories from across the
county, featuring them on their website and in the Kitsap Sun.
According to project co-chair Patty Lent "by inviting
businesses, organizations and individuals to submit their
stories we will be able to show the diverse and wonderful ways
we are helping children and youth around the county - and they
will inspire us to do even more."
|The intention of "Kitsap Cares
About Kids" is not just about donating money in to youth
programs - but it's about inspiring people to engage with
children and youth in hundreds of different ways. It makes a
difference to the kids - and to those who show they care. And
ultimately it makes a difference to the type of community we
To register or submit a story to "Kitsap Cares About
Kids" go to
http://www.kitsapcaresaboutkids.org or call