“Our voices matter”: A students’ reflection from the 2018 Civil Rights Pilgrimage

As part of our youth leadership blog series, Best Starts is bringing you a reflection from Isaac Sotelo–a Kentwood High School senior and student leader with our partner Institute for Community Leadership. Isaac marched alongside civil rights leaders and members of Congress at the 2018 Faith and Politics Institute Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Isaac met with organizers who directly participated in major events that helped create the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as they visited historic sites from the Civil Rights Movement. In his own words, Isaac inspires us with what he learned.

Applications Open to Support Youth and Young Adults Successfully Transition to Adulthood – Due October 5

The Request for Proposals to provide services that support youth and young adults transition successfully to adulthood by completing secondary school and transitioning to post-secondary education is now available here. This link will take you to King County Solicitations. You may enter the site as a Guest or, if previously registered, by logging on with…

Watch the Youth Development RFP Webinar

Couldn’t make the Youth Development RFP webinar or in-person information sessions? View the webinar recording below for information about this funding opportunity and answers to questions. Resources Webinar Slide Deck Request for Proposals Have more questions? Send questions to Linda McKinly, linda.mckinly@kingcounty.gov. The final day to ask questions about this funding opportunity is August 3 at 5:00pm.  RFP responses…

Applications Open for Youth Development – Due August 10th

The Request for Proposals to support Youth Development activities is now open. This funding opportunity will support organizations for up to three years, focusing on mentoring, youth leadership and engagement opportunities, positive identity development, and healthy relationships. Applications are due August 10th. Read on to learn more.

School’s out, but learning is still in: Best Starts partnering with School’s Out Washington

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.