As parents look for last minute supplies and students pack up their backpacks to head back to school this week, we’re thinking about what educators, school staff, students, and families will be bringing to school this year as we work together to make sure school is safe, supportive, respectful, and engaging for everyone. In honor of the start of the school year, we created a Best Starts for Kids back to school packing list.
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.
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.
Best Starts is partnering with School’s Out Washington (SOWA) to ensure that high-quality afterschool and summer programs are available so that all King County children and young people have the learning opportunities they deserve to thrive. SOWA is now accepting proposals from out of school time programs to provide services to children and youth afterschool and…
This school year may be winding down, but our efforts to give children and young people the opportunities they need to be happy, healthy, and thriving are just getting started. We’re proud to announce our partnership with School’s Out Washington (SOWA) to create more opportunities for children and young people to flourish outside of the school day.