With many area schools adjourning for the summer this week, King County is funding youth programs across the region through the Best Starts for Kids initiative. From camps, art studios, apprenticeship programs, and more, see what’s available for kids and youth thanks to support from Best Starts.
On a regular Sunday evening last March, something remarkable happened: Michael Joy made plans with a friend. It’s the kind of thing most teens do: while playing a board game, they exchanged phone numbers and made plans to play a video game together. For Michael Joy, it was a big moment: “That hasn’t happened in…
This month we saw youth from across our Best Starts for Kids community coming together to celebrate Black History Month and raise their voices to be heard over the politics of adults. Check out these photo galleries for highlights from a few of our partners’ Black History Month celebrations.
The Request for Proposals to support an Adolescent Immunization Improvement Partnership is now available. Applications are due by February 6.
In the process of developing this program over the last year, Best Starts gained a deeper understanding of the resources required to effectively support regional child and adolescent health improvement efforts. Moving forward, the Best Starts for Kids program will reflect the National Improvement Partnership Network’s Improvement Partnership model. This will expand the scope of the program to better provide a sustainable strategy to ensure that all adolescents receive appropriate and timely vaccines as well as address other child health priorities. Beginning in 2019, the quality improvement learning collaborative will be a part of the Improvement Partnership.
The Best Starts for Kids Implementation Manager is a new position that will provide high-level project and program management to Best Starts’ implementation activities. Applications close January 2, 2019!
In November, two students in our partner Inspirational Workshops’ Trailblazers program presented the first ever student-led professional development workshop in the Seattle School District.
Best Starts For Kids is hiring a Prevention Specialist for the School-Based Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment/Services (SBIRT) Initiative!
The Capacity Building Support RFQ is now open. This funding opportunity invites proposals from skilled capacity building organizations and individuals. Applications are due January 7, 2019!
Best Starts for Kids is hiring an Evaluation Co-Lead! If you would like to be part of a flexible evaluation team supporting the evaluation of Best Starts’ strategies targeted at youth 5-24, consider applying today.
Over the past two decades, a growing body of epidemiological research has shown us just how common experiences of trauma and adversity in childhood are, as well as the staggering impact they can have on lifelong health and well-being. With evidence of these impacts now well-established, we often ask, “But what can we do about it?” Best Starts for Kids hopes to be part of the answer to that question.