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Happy 2018 Lights On Afterschool Day!

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, Policy & Legislation, School's Out News

Happy Lights On Afterschool Day! Thank you to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee for declaring October 25, 2018 Light On Afterschool Day in Washington State.  Governor Inslee, along with many other community leaders, afterschool providers, families, and young people are acknowledging and celebrating the importance of afterschool programs today in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and helping working families.

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Best Starts for Kids Out-of-School Time Update!

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, Best Starts for Kids OST, School's Out News

It’s an exciting time for the Best Starts for Kids Out-of-School Time team at SOWA as grantees have launched their programs and we are fully underway supporting all the incredible organizations serving youth in King County! 

As a refresher, in the grantmaking process, applicants were offered options regarding their implementation timing, and the levels of quality supports that would be provided by SOWA, as they developed their plans for BSK funded out-of-school-time programming.  The grantees are organized into what we call Phase One and Phase Two. 

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Newport students keep ‘active minds’ during The Summer of STEM

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, School's Out News, STEM

Check out this great blog post written by our partners at Ready WA highlighting a quality summer program in action!  Ready WA is a statewide coalition that supports college and career ready goals and standards for every K-12 student in Washington state. Connect with Ready WA on Facebook: http://Facebook.com/ReadyWA

The recipe for summer learning in Newport, Wash., looks like one part science lab, one part reading room, and two parts fun.

The 80 students participating in The Summer of STEM program are building roller coasters, creating cars out of pasta, engineering popsicle stick bridges, constructing elaborate towers for marbles to run through, studying chain reactions with dominos, working on their reading, and the list goes on.

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How We Celebrated Summer Learning Day!

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, Policy & Legislation, School's Out News

In honor of National Summer Learning Day, a team of SOWA staff joined State Representative Shelley Kloba from the 1st District, Megan McJennett from King County, and Ken Nsimbi from King County Housing Authority (KCHA) on July 12 to visit Best Starts for Kids-funded programs in action at Southwest Youth and Family Services’ (SWYFS) New Futures program

One of hundreds of celebrations across the country, we saw firsthand the positive impact of high-quality summer learning in engaging youth in building new skills, discovering passions, and connecting with caring adults.

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