Robots whizzing across the floor while kids learn coding languages to control them. Creative writing exercises that become movement-based art about what it’s like to be a young person today. A youth-led book club discussing The Hate U Give, a young adult novel about the aftermath of racist police murder. These are just a few examples of the incredible summer learning opportunities we saw while celebrating Summer Learning Day last week with our partner School’s Out Washington. As part of hundreds of Summer Learning Day celebrations across the country last week, we visited two sites where Southwest Youth and Family Services, Geeking Out Kids of Color, and Arts Corps are providing technology and arts education for youth at King County Housing Authority sites. It’s just one of example of the 19 Best Starts for Kids partnerships expanding access to quality summer and after school learning and enrichment opportunities throughout King County.
Check out the photos from the event below and click here to read School’s Out Washington’s reflection from the day.