Best Starts for Kids, in partnership with School’s Out Washington, today announced new investments to create more opportunities for children and young people to flourish outside of the school day. The new investment will expand access to quality before, after school, weekend, and summer learning and enrichment opportunities for elementary and middle school students.
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Best Starts for Kids is excited to announce our partnership with the University of Washington School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. As the awardee of the Best Starts Adolescent Immunization Learning Collaborative RFP, the University of Washington will work with the Public Health Seattle & King County Immunization Program to establish a learning collaborative aimed at increasing vaccination coverage rates for adolescents and teens, protecting them and others from serious infectious diseases. The project will seek to identify and address disparities in coverage while promoting the overall uptake in King County youth vaccination rates.
Best Starts for Kids today launched new investments that will provide young people with the opportunities and tools they need to weather challenges during adolescence and be ready to flourish as adults.
New investments help teachers, staff and students transform schools so children and youth can thrive
Best Starts for Kids today launched two new initiatives that will help schools and their partners better address the impacts of trauma, and promote resilience so that children and youth can bounce back after experiencing adversity. The combined $1.46 million in funding will provide 98 partners in 14 school districts with tools and training to … Continued
Today King County Executive Dow Constantine joined partners from schools and community-based organizations at Seattle Children’s PlayGarden to announce new investments from Best Starts for Kids that will build healthier, safer schools and neighborhoods. The announcement included $2 million to set up the three new school-based health centers, and $1.7 million in funding to 17 organizations who will partner … Continued