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Shoreline Sports Foundation's Leadership Program

Student Leadership Winter Retreat 2020 was a Blast! We Connected, were Inspired, and Planned for an Epic Spring of Events.

What's Going on this Spring?

See event list here.

Hello Leadership Family,

As of right now, we will not be hosting any of our spring community building events in person. The YAKs are working together to see if we can do some fun virtual things with one another to stay connected in this unprecedented time. We are welcome to any and all ideas :) 

Maggie and I are planning on throwing a party to celebrate our year sometime in the summer(hopefully!) when it is safe and smart to gather again.This has been such a special year with a special group of students and I'm so grateful for each and every one of you! 

And the exciting thing is, thanks to technology, spring student leadership isn't done yet. Stay glued to your email for our Leadership Zoom Calls. 

Email Karlie with inquiries on the application process or to get connected to SSF Events: 

Want to be a Leader?

  • Jr. Student Leadership for middle school students
  • Student Leadership for high school students
  • YAKs (Young Adult Koaches) are 18+ years old and mature
  • OAKs (Older Adult Koaches) are mature - very mature

Interested parties must apply and complete thorough orientation with SL coordinator Karlie Storkson.


empowering youth

We believe that SSF Leaders are able to be successful because they are welcomed into a multigenerational mentoring community that we've come to call, "The Waterfall."

Leaders are at their best when they are surrounded by a supportive community that calls them to action. In SSF, adults pour into YAKs (young adult coaches). YAKs pour into Student Leaders. Student Leaders pour into Jr Student Leaders. All leaders pour into their peers through relationships and Enrichment Events. Every event we put on has multiple generations of leadership present.

The Waterfall is at the core of our leadership community and gives us the essential resources needed to reach out and serve others.

Why Student Leadership?

SSF makes a difference by providing training for dozens of young leaders who design and execute community building events

Youth have incredible energy and growing skill sets that they love using to serve their communities. Unfortunately, many youth are consumed by entertainment and trivial tasks, leaving them feeling hollow. Many youth report being desperate for lives of purpose and responsibility.

Empowering student leaders is a core part of the Foundation's mission. Student Leaders are challenged to grow in a character of integrity, learn cross cultural communication skills and take on meaningful roles of caring for their peers. 

 Here, they are handed real opportunities to coach teams, lead adventures, and design events. These services provide both a valuable service to the community and real world experience for the bright young leaders.


"Having moved to Seattle from a small town my freshman year in high school, I felt a bit overwhelmed, but SSF gave me a little community within our larger one that felt like home. The other student leaders welcomed me and the young adults empowered me to be a leader and follow my passion for service. From check-ins over coffee about my individual goals, to group planning sessions and events, I felt heard, loved, and like I could truly make a difference. I am forever grateful for the community I found in SSF and for opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself."
-Shelby Gresch, SSF Student Leader President 2017-18

"SSF gave me the opportunity to improve my leadership skills by running basketball camps and running basketball night. Being a part of SSF also gave me a community of people who support me unconditionally."
-Steven Lin, Student Leader 2015-17

"SSF has stood by me as a community of dedicated and passionate individuals who inspire my life not only in service, but also through athletics and academics. When I needed to break through my shell, SSF provided the space and time to develop my own character and relationships along this journey."
-Isabel Angulo, Student Leader 2016-present

Meet our Student Leaders

Karlie Storkson

Shoreline Sports Foundation

Phone: 425-772-5097

Shoreline Sports Foundation is Sponsored by

Edmonds Orthopedic Center
"Orthopedic Care You Can Trust"

Sponsored by Edmonds Orthopedic Center

Edmonds Orthopedic Center

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Proud to support SSF in their pursuit of building community through athletics.


Shoreline Sports Foundation  

Address: P.O. Box 55691

Shoreline, WA 98155

Email Address:  
Director's Phone Number: Karlie 425-772-5097