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Update 1: Youth Opportunity Portal


This project aims to improve city programs by ensuring our youth programming is accessible, impactful, and relevant.

Projected Timeline

Phase 1:

  • Identify pilot programs, identify and resolve policy questions, design initial site

Phase 2:

  • Launch new portal and pilot application in time for March/April recruiting season

Phase 3:

  • Scale portal with additional programs, career guides, private sector connections


Kickoff meeting was held with all departments and IAC members. Microsoft is helping on the front end, hosting a half-day user experience/journey mapping workshop.

  • Facebook will build the engineer backbone of the portal itself, giving time from five engineers.
  • In addition, LinkedIn (owned by Microsoft) has offered insights into Seattle economic data.
  • Minimum viable product predicted to be ready by April.