YMCA of Greater Seattle: Best Starts for Kids Out-of-School Time Grantee Profile
SOWA is excited to work with the many amazing organizations funded through the King County Best Starts for Kids Out-of-School Time (BSK OST) investment! These organizations, funded either as stand alone People of Color-Led organizations or Place-Based Partnerships, are all working hard to maximize their positive impact on King County youth.
Learn more about YMCA of Greater Seattle, funded as one of the organizations involved in a Place-Based Partnership Grant.
YMCA OF GREATER SEATTLE
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is a member of two Place-Based Partnerships. In Bellevue, they collaborate with the Bellevue School District, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue, and KidsQuest Children’s Museums to serve McKinney-Vento students. The Y offers free memberships to homeless students and their families, providing access to health and wellness facilities. They also collaborate with Kent Youth and Family Services, Somali Youth and Family Club, and Coalition for Refugees from Burma to serve youth at the Birch Creek housing community. The Y provides after-school programming including athletics and enrichment. Their housing community-based programs are also a member of SOWA’s HELO network.