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Networking with Neighbors

Teens Seeking Jobs. Residents Seeking Help at Home.

by Emily Palm, HY Co-President and Crofton Springs Resident

“Networking with Neighbors” is an event that will help connect wonderful families, and companies to hard-working teens in the community. Issaquah Highlands is overflowing with talented youth, but teens are often unaware of the incredible opportunities around them. The goal of this event is to help middle/high school students meet adults in the community who are looking for some extra help. Whether it is families looking for a babysitter/dog-walker/house-sitters, or companies in the Highlands hiring teens, EVERYONE is welcome! As a teen, it is hard to be taken seriously, especially when all the interaction is done over social media. This event will help break down some of those barriers and allow people to meet face to face.

Networking with Neighbors will be held on Saturday, January 26 from 10am-Noon at Blakely Hall. Residents looking for the right babysitter for their family, or the ideal dog walker for their pet will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with resident teens between the ages of 13-17. Other services offered might include tutoring, yard work, music lessons, mother’s helper, and athletic coaching.

Issaquah Highlands teens pre-registered to participate, offering their services. If you have questions about this event contact Christy Garrard, executive director for Highlands Council and mentor of the Highlands Youth (HY) Advisory Board, at or 425-507-1110.

The Highlands Youth (HY) Advisory Board hopes this event will allow teens to connect in a relaxed and positive environment with families/companies seeking help.

As published in January 2019 Connections News.