Announcing SYNC’s Youth Leadership Council

The Skyway Youth Network Collaborative (SYNC) is seeking young people, ages 14-22, in Skyway who are passionate about their community and are driven by social justice to join our Youth Leadership Council.

Council members will receive a stipend of $20 for each meeting, if a council member attends every meeting this will total $500. The SYNC Youth Leadership Council will meet every other week, develop leadership skills, survey their peers to uncover the greatest challenges facing Skyway youth, and set the priorities and goals for SYNC’s membership organizations to pursue moving forward.

If this sounds like something you’d like to do, we hope you will apply:

Be sure to submit your application by Oct 1.


Summer Activities for Kids and Teens in and near Skyway

Please be sure to check with the organization putting on the camps for pricing and registration information. Thank you!

Camps & Regular Events

Family Story Time
Mondays, June 18- August 20 (no Story Time on July 2)
Skyway Library
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun!

Summer Camp
June 25-Aug 17th
Mon-Fri, 6:30am-6:30pm
Campbell Hill Elementary
Put on by Right at School. Summer Camp – –

Teen Center Day Program
June 25-August 24 (one program offered each week)
Renton/Skyway Boys and Girls Club
Renton/Skyway Boys and Girls Club Day program for 6th-12th graders; see

Kid’s Company Camps for youth ages 4-12
June 26-August 30
7am to 6pm
South Shore 4800 S Henderson St Seattle, WA 98118
Put on by Kid’s Company at Southshore. Weekly, daily, or all summer camps; see

Empowering Youth & Families Outreach
June 27th-August 10th
9am to 4:30pm
Rainier Beach – 8172 Rainier Ave S
Enrichment/literacy program, grades k-8, includes some field trips EYFO:

Teen Music afternoons
Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, 27
Skyway Library
Whether we’re making USB mix tapes, beats on Ableton, or karokee covers, this summer at the Skyway Library promises to be a rocking good time for teens and tweens!

STEAM Summer Program 2018
July 9-August 19
Creston Point Apartments
Put on bySomali Youth & Family Club. STEAM and enrichment focused activites for youth K-12. Partnering with TechBrigde Girls and Urban Family.

Rise Up Camp
July 9-13
2pm – 7pm,
Skyway Park
Put on by NewStory Church. A unique outdoor camp for youth ages 10-17; skillbuilding; free; fun team experiences

Scholar’s Project for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders
July 9-August 10
Rainer Beach-Southshore School
Put on by Life Enrichment Group. Free enrichment program for 6-8th graders; see

YEEP (Youth Educational Enhancement Program)
July 9-13
9am to 5pm,
God First Christian Ministries, 12629 Renton Avenue South Suite D Seattle Washington 98178
Put on by God First Christian Ministries. Program is for K-12; includes field trip

Fun Outdoors
July 10- August 16
Creston Point Apartments & Other Locations as Determined
Put on by Urban Family Center. Youth will participate in hiking trips separated into age groups, K-2, 3-5 & 6-8. Locations will be determined the week of. Tranportation will be proviced from Creston Point.

CryOut! Summer Camp
July 16th-27th
Harambee Building, Renton
Put on by CryOut! Youth summer camp; see

Skyway Library Indoor Cinema
Thursdays August 2, 9, 16, 23
Skyway Library
We’re teaming up with Skyway Outdoor Cinema to show great kids and family movies all August! Join us for a craft at 5pm, and the movie will start at 6pm!

Skyway Outdoor Cinema
Thursdays, Aug 3,10,17 & 24
U.S. Bank lot (12610 76th)
Put on by the West Hill Community Association. Free family films and fun!

The City of Renton is offering summer programs open to any member of the Skyway Community, and has scholarships available! Please check out their full guide of events called “What’s Happening,” how to register for programs, and how to apply for scholarships on their website:

Middle and High School Rowing Camps
Various dates and times
Renton Rowing Club, Renton (near the Landing)
Renton Rowing Club Camps to teach rowing to middle and high school youth; see

One Time Events

Summer Reading Kick Off!
Thursday, June 28,
Skyway Library
We’re throwing an all ages event, since summer reading is for adults, teens, kids and babies! Celebrate the history of breaking in Skyway with a reunion of the infamous Westside Crew! Also, celebrate the present of breaking in Seattle with a performance from Fraggle Rock Crew! And finally, celebrate the future of Skyway break dancing as the Fraggle Rock Crew teaches kids in attendance some break dancing basics!

Alt-Rock Retro Reboot Concert
Wednesday, July 11,
6:30p Skyway Library
Reboot your brain as you listen to parodies and stories based on alternative rock from the 70s, 80s and the 90s. This is a great opportunity to introduce your little ones to bands like They Might Be Giants, REM, Blondie, and The Clash!

Rise Up Concert
Friday, July 13
6:00pm to 7:30pm,
Skyway Park
NewStory Church Free community concert; hip hop; family friendly:

African Music & Dance Showcase
Wednesday, July 18
Skyway Library
You won’t be able to resist dancing and enjoying yourself at this program! A talented group of musicians and dancers will entertain you with contemporary and traditional West African dance, drumming and songs.

The Yodeling Cowboy Puppet Show
Thursday, July 26
Skyway Library
A forgetful cowboy, alone on the prairie, sings to the stars and stampedes the cattle herd. When he leaves to go fishing, songs bust out of others and stampede the cattle again. The cowboy accidentally creates a yodel that calms the herd and saves the day. Yippy Ti Yi!

Music Maker Science Workshop
Saturday, August 4
Skyway Library
Experiment with music and make sounds with a wind tunnel, mad marble runs and a musical bench. Play PVC pipe instruments and make music and light shows with movement. Discover how to play with oscillation and pitch.

Celebrate Skyway Parade & Block Party
Saturday, August 18
11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Parade along Renton Ave with Block Party to follow at Medhane Alem Eritrean Othodox Tewahdo Church
Put on by Skyway Solutions. “The parade will start at the Skyway Library and go north along Renton Ave. The block party will start immediately following the parade at the Medine Alem Tewahdo Orthodox Church across from Skyway Bowl. Please help us spread the word! ”

The City of Renton has a whole calendar of events this summer (and all year round!) many of which are free. Please find their full calendar of events on their website:

Summer Opportunities outside of Skyway/ Renton/Rainer Beach

Girl Scouts Summer Camps
Various dates and times. See this link for full camp details:

Math Camps
Various dates and times
Based in Boys and Girls Club on MLK Jr. Way S in Columbia City
Put on by eMode. Learning Math camps and academies; some only free for Seattle School District enrollees; see

Summer camp for special needs youth
June 26-August 24th
Based in West Seattle
Put on by Seattle Community Care. Special needs summer camp for youth ages 5-18.

If you’d like additional resources to find great summer activities King County’s Youth Program Directory (, is a database of youth programs that you can search by 98178 and summer! And 6 Crickets ( has a lot of summer programs listed, though many are not budget friendly.

Have a great summer!

Monday afternoon Brick Builders at Skyway Library

Every Monday at the Skyway Library there is a Lego program titled Brick Builders! 3:45-4:45, Ages 6 and older, younger children and siblings welcome with adult. The library will provide the LEGOs, you provide the fun! Build, create, and share with other LEGO lovers! This is a drop-in program, no registration needed. Sponsored by Friends of the Skyway Library.

The Library has loved having regular participants come from urban Family’s Kidz Next Door Program. Please see photos from their visits on the Urban Family facebook page.