The Seattle Seahawks and Symetra celebrated the kickoff of the fall Game Changers cohort this month with Seahawks Legend Ben Obomanu, the Seahawks Dancers, and others at the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club. The Seahawks have partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County to develop youth leaders and inspire change.
"One of the Seahawks' key community pillars is to empower today's youth to realize their full potential — both in their lives today and as they dream about what they may pursue in the future," said Jeff Richards, Seahawks Vice President of Marketing and Community Engagement. "The Game Changers program is designed to do just that."
The 2021 Seahawks Game Changers presented by Symetra encourages Washington youth and teens to empower their peers and communities through interactive leadership programs. This fall's program participants will hear from a variety of guest speakers, the first of which will be a panel of Seahawks Legends.
These speakers will engage and motivate participants to contribute to discussions around topics of social justice, activism, healthy relationships, and mental health awareness. The program places emphasis on leadership growth through career opportunities, mentorship, and discussions surrounding the idea of having a championship mindset.
"We're proud to continue our longtime partnership with the Seattle Seahawks and bring the Game Changers program to our Puget Sound community for a second year," said Sharmila Swenson, AVP, Public Affairs, Symetra. "As we start to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic it is more important than ever to engage with our youth in a meaningful way and encourage reconnection with their peers at this critical time in their lives. Symetra is dedicated to supporting youth and forums like Game Changers that help them find and elevate their voices, empowering them to have a positive impact on their communities."
This year, the Game Changers program will take place virtually, too. In addition to panels and other in-person events, Seahawks.com will host a web portal exclusively for participants and designated Boys & Girls Clubs staff to have an online space to gather, share, and learn.
Seahawks Legend Ben Obomanu, the Seahawks Dancers and others stopped by the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club to help kick off the fall Game Changers cohort. The 2021 Seahawks Game Changers, presented by Symetra, is a program that engages youth and teens through interactive leadership programming and opportunities to empower their peers and communities.