Mason County Consortium Updates
Scott Hanauer of Family Education Support Services presented information to the Consortium on factors that contribute to youth involvement with the juvenile justice system. View the recorded presentation (access passcode: F5K+7gXh)
Lewis County Thrives Updates
WSU’s new virtual 4H program, “Experience 4H,” offers free hands-on workshops each Saturday for youth and adults on a variety of fun topics including sewing, bread-in-a-basket, color and design, raising small animals, and many more!
Coming up in February and March:
- February 13: Valentine’s Day gifts
- February 20: Raising poultry and rabbits for market sale
- February 27: Growing crystals
- March 6: 4H poultry
- March 13: Symmetry
WorkSource Lewis County
WorkSource Lewis County has partnered with ANEW to bring 20 new apprenticeship opportunities to youth and adults in the construction trades. Ten slots are reserved for WIOA eligible youth, with ten additional slots open for adults with no restrictions. Tryouts will take place in early February, with four class sessions planned over four weeks. Contact Kayla Flint for more information.
Underdog Mentality Event
New Bridge Community Church in Olympia is hosting a motivational session on January 29 for all interested persons titled “Underdog Mentality.” This will be an in-person event limited to 50 attendees.
- Address: 812 Central St SE, Olympia, WA 98501
- Phone: (360) 486-9029.
WorkSource Community Resource Fair
This Virtual Resource Fair is an opportunity for Community Based Organizations to connect with a variety of community members who have unique needs. We will be hosting this event on the Brazen platform.
Your organization will have a booth in a virtual lobby where attendees can:
- Learn information about your company
- See the services you offer
- Engage with you through a chat-based feature
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship application window is open until February 6 to all high school seniors and college freshmen. Baccalaureate scholarships to 4-year institutions are available. This year, 750 college scholarships, with awards up to $22,500 over five years, are available statewide.
For applicants to 2-year Community Technical Colleges, the application is open until February 11. This scholarship provides up to $1500 per quarter to awardees.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington, in partnership with WorkSource, is offering a career exploration STEAM workshop series.
Child Care Action Council Warm Hearts Soupbowl
Child Care Action Council is holding their annual Warm Hearts Soupbowl fundraiser in a virtual format on February 25 at 12:00. The organization recently received two grants (totaling $275,000) to provide basic needs support to various family childcare centers throughout the Capital region. Dr. Science (Hands-On Children’s Museum) will be the guest speaker at the event. will be Dr. Science from the Hands-On Children’s Museum. Register for the event at the Child Care Action Council website.