What do teenagers need on San Juan Island? (Or Orcas? Or Lopez?) We are passionate about connecting students with our close knit communities. Please share any ideas on the contact form below!

Recent COVE Projects

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Island Soul partnered with the COVE to offer a teen yoga class on Mondays in April/May. Because of community donations, the class was only $10 per student with a commitment to attend all eight sessions.


Students, if you are interested in future yoga opportunities, please send us a message below!

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Seven local students (and future pilots) finished ground school at Westwind Aviation with all expenses paid through our first ever Ground School Scholarship.
Pilot Ground School Starts Class
San Juan Journal – 2/4/18

Guest Column: Why Be a Pilot?
San Juan Journal – 1/6/18

Scholarship Press Release
San Juan Journal – 12/14/17
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About the COVE

The COVE Youth Center is in the pop up phase of development in Friday Harbor. In 2018, it will begin popping up weekly at local businesses after hours to give high school students a safe place to hang out with access to academic and professional resources. The COVE is a response to needs made evident through community assessments. Youth services are sparse in the San Juan Islands and this program aims to fill a crucial gap in services for the local youth population.
  • COMMUNITY: safe hangout place for high school students
  • OPPORTUNITY: relevant life skill offerings and youth job connections
  • VISION: internships with local professionals, college assistance, etc.
  • EMPOWERMENT: access to crisis and mental health resources

Contact Us

Parents and adults: Are you interested in working with teens? We are looking for adults in the community who would like the opportunity to share their interests and skills with local youth!


High school students: Want to help with the COVE as part of our Youth Taskforce? Any time spent assisting with the development of the youth center can be used with the Dollars for Scholars program, and it is ideal experience for future college applications and resumes!