Seattle Made Virtual Youth Tours

Each year, Seattle Made Week Youth Tours bring dozens of local youth into the production spaces of Seattle Made producers and manufacturers. These interactive experiences have helped to expose and engage young adults looking to uncover their passion and seek unique and meaningful career pathways, while understanding the true meaning of local urban manufacturing and entrepreneurship.

You may think of assembly lines or dirty factories when you think of urban manufacturing, but it is so much more! On a youth tour you get to see first hand, how people make everything from chocolate to cheese, from glass art to skateboards, and everything in between, right here in Seattle! Check out some of our past and current tour hosts below! The list is always growing!

On each tour, we provide youth with resources and opportunities that they can look into if they are interested in internships, job shadowing, classes, and more. 

We do not provide transit for tour groups. Tour groups typically rent vans, or buses for their groups, but if you are unable to, we can help coordinate a public transit route. 

Translation services, and other required needs may be requested on the sign up form below.

This year, we will be altering this experience as Seattle Made Week turns virtual! Interns who have been working with Seattle Made businesses, as part of Seattle Good Business Network’s inaugural internship program, will be taking us through a virtual tour of their businesses and offering a ‘peek behind the scenes’ of spaces, products, and more. Each intern and their hosting business is excited to show Seattle Made Week attendees and Seattle’s youth ‘who makes what in Seattle’ and what it means to produce locally.

Have you already been on a tour? Make sure to give us your feedback to help us improve future experiences!

Learn about our youth programming, internships, and more!

With the support of Seattle-King County’s Workforce Development Council (WDC) and City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, we connect local young adults from low-income and BIPOC communities who also face a number of barriers including, but not limited to: homelessness, foster care, and joblessness to local businesses for a meaningful learning, career-building, and exposure opportunity.

We help connect local youth to learning opportunities with local businesses, producers, and organizations. This internship opportunity will not only provide the young adults a unique experience to build and learn new or specialized skills, but will also uncover what it means to work for a local business and be an entrepreneur.

Above all, we are building a safe space and stronger career pipelines for all youth who seek belonging and opportunities for growth. We prioritize the health and vibrancy of all our community members and strive for equitable solutions.

2020 Virtual Tours

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2018 Tours

2018 Seattle Made Week Youth Tours – Created by City of Seattle Office of Economic Development intern, Juliette Green​

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Special thanks to our participating Seattle Made members and intern hosts; Bucha Belly, Fancy, Molly Ray Parfums, Prairie Underground, Refugee Artisan Initiative, rue Santé, The Works! And a huge thanks to our partners at Juma Ventures for their partnership in coordinating these internships, and to the Seattle King County Workforce Development Council and their partners at Bank of America for their support of Seattle’s youth and meaningful career pathways. 

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