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Southwest Youth & Family Services

The Youth Guidance BAM program and Southwest Youth & Family Services are excited to share that BAM is now serving  275 students in partnership with Highline Public Schools.

Southwest Youth & Family Services in Southwest King County has served children and families in Southwest for 40 years and will now deliver BAM in four schools this year: Chinook Middle School, Highline High School, Sylvester Middle School, and Tyee High School.

BAM is a trauma-informed school-based counseling, mentoring, and character development program for vulnerable young men  in grades 7-12.

BAM counselors work full-time within schools to guide young men in the exploration and development of six core values: Integrity, Accountability, Self-Determination, Positive Anger Expression, Respect for Womanhood, and Visionary Goal Setting.

Our mission is to partner with youth and families to transform their futures.

Southwest Youth & Family Services

Program Impact

Students enrolled in the BAM Program are:

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50% less likely to be arrested for violent crime.
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25% more engaged in school
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19% more likely to graduate high school on time
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Up to $30 in societal gains for every $1 invested in BAM

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