Bellevue School District was awarded a grant for $855,000 to be funded over three years by King County’s Best Starts for Kids program.
With this grant, Bellevue School District will partner with the Boys and Girls Club, Parks & Community Services, KidsQuest Children’s Museum and the YMCA of Bellevue to provide 195 students experiencing homelessness with enriching summer and year-round programming. Program offerings will include cooking, horse care, climbing, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics), animatronics and circuitry.
This grant is part of King County’s overarching strategy to support organizations that provide consistent, high-quality and culturally relevant summer and after-school programming for underserved communities and geographies. Best Starts for Kids and School’s Out Washington awarded seven place-based partnership grants representing 26 organizations across King County, and 12 people of color-led organization grants, an investment totaling $8.3 million over the next three years.
Learn more about the grants by visiting King County’s website.