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Farm to Table in the City of Seattle: Encouraging Lifelong Healthy Eating


With the arrival of spring, youth serving providers participating in the City of Seattle’s Farm to Table Program are seeing an influx of fresh, locally grown produce, which they incorporate into menus and nutrition education curriculum. Buying local and seasonal produce has become a popular trend in our state and throughout the nation, however, the high price of organic and locally grown foods has traditionally deterred many In Seattle. The Farm to Table program awards funds to providers who serve low-income children and youth, to purchase local foods.

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Monticello Middle School Student, Riley Ellis, Returns to Washington After Sharing Views on Afterschool Programs with Officials in Washington, D.C.

Posted under Policy & Legislation

Monticello Middle School student, 14-year-old Riley Ellis, who attends the Youth and Family Link’s Explorers Club afterschool program, and her mom Kimberly Ellis spent part of this week meeting with U.S. Senators and Representatives and their aides to discuss the importance of investing in afterschool and summer learning programs for youth. The Ellis family came to Washington, D.C. for the annual Afterschool for All Challenge, organized by the Afterschool Alliance. Riley was one of just six afterschool students from five states selected to travel to the annual event.

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Quality in Action: Wild Whatcom’s Girls Explorers Club

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

Over the past year, School’s Out Washington (SOWA) has joined Women’s Funding Alliance in their mission to advance leadership for women and girls in our state.

As part of Women’s Funding Alliance’s Girls Leadership Organizations of Washington (GLOW) Initiative, SOWA has provided quality improvement training to a cohort of leaders from fourteen girl-serving youth programs. Together with Women’s Funding Alliance and their GLOW cohort, we are providing girls across Washington State with a wider range of quality leadership development experiences. Learn about Wild Whatcom, a youth organization in Bellingham, and their experience as part of this learning community. 

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