teens Section

JOBS: Now hiring – Summer jobs available for Northwest Washington teens

JOBS: Now hiring – Summer jobs available for Northwest Washington teens

The Washington Department of Ecology plans to hire 66 teenagers in northwestern Washington this summer as part of the Ecology Youth Corps. In 2016, youth corps crews picked up 1.2 million pounds of litter... [Read more]

Jordan Kimmerly named first Executive Director of local non-profit Y.E.T.I.

Jordan Kimmerly named first Executive Director of local non-profit Y.E.T.I.

The Youth Experiential Training Institute (Y.E.T.I.), a local non-profit dedicated to engaging youth in meaningful, outdoor adventures, this week announced the naming of Jordan Kimmerly (pictured above)... [Read more]

Burien youth programs a hit with teens – fun instead of being on the phone

Burien youth programs a hit with teens – fun instead of being on the phone

By Jack Mayne At least a couple of Burien teens credit a city-sponsored youth program with helping them make friends which one said was much better than spending time with a smart phone. At a special meeting... [Read more]

Two teenage boys arrested in connection to recent fatal shooting in Des Moines

Two teenage boys arrested in connection to recent fatal shooting in Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Last Friday (May 6, 2016) around 6:30 p.m., a 41-year old white male from Kent was shot and killed at an apartment complex in the 22800 block of 30th Ave S. in... [Read more]

Burien City Council considers establishing a youth ‘service club’

Burien City Council considers establishing a youth ‘service club’

by Jack Mayne During the past few weeks, Burien City Councilmembers have expressed interest in developing a Youth Council to ensure “the youth in our community have a mechanism to be heard and express... [Read more]

FREE screening of ‘SCREENAGERS’ film will be Feb. 28 at Performing Arts Center

FREE screening of ‘SCREENAGERS’ film will be Feb. 28 at Performing Arts Center

As featured on Good Morning America, SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer solutions that work to help kids find balance. And now,... [Read more]

Police Explorer program kick-off meeting will be at Burien P.D. Monday, Nov. 2

Police Explorer program kick-off meeting will be at Burien P.D. Monday, Nov. 2

The Burien Police Department wants our Readers to know about the start up of a Police Explorer program, and they’re looking for teens to participate. Exploring allows teens ages 14-20 (must have... [Read more]

YETI Summer Camps start soon

YETI Summer Camps start soon

Sleep under the stars this summer at a YETI camp! YETI summer camps are targeted to the most adventuresome of kids.  Each camp is customized by the YETI Master leading the camp, so you can be sure they... [Read more]

Highline Premier Soccer mid-season tryouts start Wednesday, Dec. 3

Highline Premier Soccer mid-season tryouts start Wednesday, Dec. 3

Highline Premier Football Club, Boys 01/02 team is hosting mid season tryouts the first week of December to attract 12-­13 year old boys to play with the team. The tryouts will be during team practices... [Read more]

Friday night Yeti Teen Ski/Snowboard ‘Beast Bus’ starts Jan. 9

Friday night Yeti Teen Ski/Snowboard ‘Beast Bus’ starts Jan. 9

A Friday Night Yeti Ski/Snowboard ‘Beast Bus’ to The Summit Central will start Jan. 9, and here are the details: WHEN: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 WHERE: Des Moines Field House (2... [Read more]

One dream shared, millions inspired – find your dream Sept. 27 Burien

One dream shared, millions inspired – find your dream Sept. 27 Burien

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together becomes reality.” – Yoko Ono On Sept. 27, the Burien Library will play host to an afternoon of #DreamsUnlimited through... [Read more]

Sponsored Post FREE Teen Basketball Clinic starts at Matt Griffin YMCA this Saturday

FREE Teen Basketball Clinic starts at Matt Griffin YMCA this Saturday

GET YOUR GAME RIGHT! A FREE Teen Basketball Clinic starts at Matt Griffin YMCA this Saturday, Nov. 16, with additional ones set for Nov. 23, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. SKILLS AND... [Read more]

Writing Program for Teens Starts Tuesday at Burien Community Center

Writing Program for Teens Starts Tuesday at Burien Community Center

“Voices of Burien” is a new Poetry/Writing Program for 13 – 19 year olds that starts at the Burien Community Center (14700 6th Ave SW), this Tuesday, March 5. The group intends to meet Tuesdays... [Read more]

Registrations Now Open for Burien Bearcats Jr. Football & Cheer

Registrations Now Open for Burien Bearcats Jr. Football & Cheer

Registrations are now open for Burien Bearcats Jr. Football & Cheer, with space for kids ages 6-14. This year’s Burien Bearcats Cheerleaders have been invited to perform at the Husky Halftime... [Read more]

Burien About to Install Security Cameras Around Downtown Library

Burien About to Install Security Cameras Around Downtown Library

A confrontation in late January, involving a large group of young males, threatened to break into a fight in the main lobby of the Burien Library/City Hall building…

Clear and Present Stranger

Clear and Present Stranger

Writer’s block and wine shortage are two things that I fear. This week, they happened on the same day. Just damn. So my apologies for the two-day delay in the posting of this column.  As soon as it’s... [Read more]

Kickin’ it Old School

Kickin’ it Old School

  This week has been both a new education and a return to my roots.  School was released last week to the jubilant cheers of students and collective groan of parents. After the observations of... [Read more]

School’s Out…Or Is It?

School’s Out…Or Is It?

“Best. Day. Ever.” Came the text message from one of our kids. The certain sign that school is out for Summer Break, and that their reference as to what qualifies as ‘best’ is somewhat narrow.... [Read more]

Have A Spare Room? 3 Teens From Spain Seeking Local Host Families In July

Have A Spare Room? 3 Teens From Spain Seeking Local Host Families In July

BTB Reader Andrew Ward alerts us to the fact that of 30 teens coming to the Northwest from Spain this July, there are three that still need host families – do YOU have a spare room and the time to help... [Read more]

Signups For Burien Bearcats Junior Football & Cheerleading Start April 9th

Signups For Burien Bearcats Junior Football & Cheerleading Start April 9th

Burien Bearcats Junior Football is holding signups over the next several weeks, and they’re seeking football players as well as Cheerleaders. Ages of eligibility is 7-14 years old for football players,... [Read more]

White Center Library’s After Hours Teen Program Is Friday, Nov. 19th

White Center Library’s After Hours Teen Program Is Friday, Nov. 19th

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The White Center Library will be holding an After Hours Teen Program on Friday, Nov. 19th from 6pm – 10pm. This is a chance for 12 – 18-year olds in... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Animator Bryan Charles Interviews Himself. As A Cartoon.

INTERN’S VIEW: Animator Bryan Charles Interviews Himself. As A Cartoon.

B-Town Blog second-year Intern Bryan Charles, of Highline Public Schools’ Big Picture High School, has accepted and completed our first Animation assignment of this school year. He interviewed himself. As... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Latest Advertiser The Tag Zone Offering 2 FREE Games If You Mention Us

Latest Advertiser The Tag Zone Offering 2 FREE Games If You Mention Us

We’d like to cock our guns, load our Nerf darts up, aim and shoot a huge, kid-friendly welcome to our latest Advertiser: The Tag Zone, located in Olde Burien! The Tag Zone is housed in the Karuna... [Read more]

Applications Open For YMCA Teen Leadership & Youth Exchange To Japan

Applications Open For YMCA Teen Leadership & Youth Exchange To Japan

The YMCA is now accepting applications through March 31st for their Teen Leadership Institute & Youth Exchange to Japan, which gives local teenagers a chance to experience Japanese culture through... [Read more]