Transforming the lives of at-risk youth and their families in Everett

The city of Everett is growing rapidly. As the largest city in Snohomish County, it is anticipated to double in size in the next decade. Under the shadow of wealth, growth and opportunity are kids in need. YFC is there to reach them. 

Consider these stats about Everett/Snohomish County: 

  • 1 in 5 youth in Everett have seriously considered ending their lives
  • 4 in 5 youth in the Casino Road neighborhood live below the poverty line. 
  • Gang activity has jumped by 75% in the last year.
  • There are around 400 active gang members in Everett and recruiting youth as young as 10 years old. 
  • Much of the violence in south Snohomish County involves gang members just 14 years old.
  • 3 in 10 teens will get pregnant at least once before age 20.
  • More than 50% of teen mothers never graduate from high school
  • Over 500 different youth were admitted into a detention facility this year. 

But, through our City Life, Parent Life, and Juvenile Justice Ministries, we are catching kids before they fall through the cracks. 

If they are on the streets, we are there. If they are pregnant and hopeless, we are there. If they get locked in jail, we are there


Program Schedule

City Life (Outreach on Casino Road)

  • High School City Life Club
    • Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm at 14 E. Casino Rd, Everett, WA 98208
  • Middle School City Life Club
    • Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm at 14 E. Casino Rd, Everett, WA 98208
  • Small Groups & Student Leadership
    • Various times throughout the week

Parent Life (Outreach to Teen Parents in Snohomish County) 

  • Parent Life Group Night
    • Second Mondays of each month, 5:30-7:30pm in Lynnwood.
    • Please contact Ashley Nicholson at [email protected] for location or more information.
  • Mentoring and Small Groups
    • Various times throughout the week

Juvenile Justice Ministry

  • Chaplain Services -- for more information, email Steve Stricker at [email protected]
  • Church Service -- for more information, email Steve Stricker at [email protected]
  • Mentoring Youth in Diversion Programs -- for more information, email Mike Archer at [email protected]