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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 Winter?

See event list here.

Hello Leadership Family,

Just wanting to write you an update on what the leadership program is going to look like through the end of April(through the school closures).

We will not be hosting our next 2 basketball nights or taking back Friday events or April student leadership meeting in conjunction with the school cancellations. We will keep you posted on when we will be re-upping. Things are uncertain and in flux and we will do our best to communicate amidst the unknown. 

In the words of one of my favorite authors and speakers: 

"Conversations will not be cancelled.

Relationships will not be cancelled. 

Love will not be cancelled. 

Songs will not be cancelled.

Reading will not be cancelled. 

Self-Care will not be cancelled. 

Hope will not be cancelled. 

May we lean into the good stuff that remains." 

-Jamie Tworkowski

Let's use this as a time to consider the other in our actions, be on the look out for and support the vulnerable, and take care of ourselves as well. 

Let me know if there is ANY way I can support you or your family in this season. 

Let's kick this thing in the butt together and come out stronger on the other side of things. 

Much love to all of you! 

Happy Hand Washing and Checking in on Your People, 

Karlie and the Leadership Team


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