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School Education K through 12 and Beyond

Treehouse for Kids

Academic support via educational advocates and other resources for children in foster and kinship care across Washington State



Educational supports for high school youth through a program, called Graduation Success

Post-graduation support through the Launch Success program for young adults who have been in foster care to help them achieve a degree or credentials, living wage or stable housing

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Job support for young people ages 16-24 experiencing racial, social, and/or economic challenges
Materials available in multiple languages

Washington Medical Legal Partnership (MLP)

Legal assistance for families at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

Help with obtaining guardianship and legal status for kinship caregivers

For additional resources and legal template letters for special education services, social security, housing, and tenant rights:


Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment (PAVE)

Information and resources related to special education, including sample Individualized Education Plan/Program (IEP) letters, questions to ask teachers and other professionals, and legal resources
Materials available in multiple languages

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound

One-on-one help for children 6-18 to achieve success in school and build stronger relationships with family and friends
To be connected:

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Achievers

Support for middle and high school students from low-income families to access and succeed in college
206-221-5306 – Director: Roslyn Kagy

Washington STEM

Resources for students K-12 and young people to prepare for and access careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Financial aid resources to help students pay for college
Materials available in Spanish

Girls Who Code

Clubs, summer, and college programs for students 3rd grade and above to teach computer science skills and provide information on careers in tech


Child development and school readiness resources
For families who prefer to access resources by telephone and/or via interpreters, call 1-800-322-2588 (The Help Me Grow Washington Hotline)
Materials available in multiple languages

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