In June, Seattle Cares received a $300,000 grant over three years from King County’s Best Starts for Kids program. Seattle Cares is one of 32 awardees that will provide school-based programs and opportunities to promote healing and create a school culture and climate that honors the unique strengths of young people.
Seattle Cares will work with Denny International Middle School in West Seattle and Meany Middle School on Capitol Hill, training and deploying mentors who will meet with students during the school day. These sessions will allow students to build self-confidence and feel supported by their school and their community. Participating students receive the message that they are smart, intelligent and capable of learning.
‘We’re excited to partner with these two schools and their amazing teachers and administrative staffs,” said Don Cameron, executive director, Seattle Cares. “Funding for Best Starts for Kids will help us expand our efforts, recruiting more mentors and serving more middle school students.”