Since 1988, Treehouse has filled the gaps for kids in foster care, providing services that no other agency addresses: money for extra-curricular activities and summer camp, professional educational support services, resources to fully participate in the everyday activities of growing up, clothing and supplies to help them fit in at school. Treehouse's six core programs–Tutoring, Educational Advocacy, College and Career Planning, Little Wishes, Summer Camp and the Wearhouse–give foster children a real childhood as well as hope for the future. Treehouse programs offer kids in foster care what all children so desperately need: a safe place to dream.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington State Association
Boys and Girls Clubs programs promote the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, a sense of usefulness and a sense of belonging. When this strategy is fully implemented, self-esteem is enhanced and an environment is created which helps boys and girls achieve their full potential. The Association is a collaboration of 19 independent member organizations located in Washington state. Each of these 19 Clubs has their own board of directors, operating budget and staffing to provide the programs of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in their respective communities. The Association provides a unified voice for all Clubs in Washington, as well as brand consistency and a fellowship-partnership amongst the members. Altogether they serve 79,119 Club members in 147 Club sites. The Association's mission is to deepen the impact and mission of Boys & Girls Clubs in communities across Washington through communication, resource development and collaboration.
YMCA of Greater Seattle
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace and beyond. The Y's mission is to build a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body. We live our mission daily, one person and relationship at a time: Reaching 171,500 people of all backgrounds, abilities and financial circumstances; Nurturing 84,000 children to develop their gifts and give back to our community; Engaging 9,500 volunteers who contribute nearly 90,000 hours of service each year; Working with 12,000 Partners With Youth Annual Campaign donors, investing $4.6 million in local kids and families.
Rainier Scholars cultivates the academic potential and leadership skills of hard-working, low-income students of color. By creating access to transformative educational opportunities and providing
comprehensive support to scholars and families, we increase college graduation rates and empower new generations of leaders. They currently serve 600 scholars (African-American, Hispanic/Latino,
first generation Asian and Native American students who are most underrepresented on college campuses) through 14 cohorts with 60-65 new scholars added each year. Each spring, Rainier Scholars
invites 60-65 promising students of color to embark on an 11-year, life-changing journey, demanding hard work and commitment, and offering invaluable opportunity in exchange.
The 11-year program model is divided in four distinct phases - Academic Enrichment, Academic Counseling and Support, Leadership Development and College Support.
Camp Fire of Snohomish County
Camp Fire's core purpose is to help youth prepare for life, now. Our approach is not one-size-fits-all. Every kid is unique—every family is unique. Camp Fire understands and meets them where they are. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. Since 1930, Camp Fire Snohomish County has provided youth programs in our community. Members include boys and girls three years old through 12th grade. We provide opportunities for youth to realize their personal potential and to function effectively as caring, confident and responsible individuals. Our program encompasses a wide range of youth development activities that include after school clubs, summer camping programs, outdoor education, programs for low-income youth, self-reliance courses and special programs for children with developmental disabilities. Through small group and camping programs, Camp Fire Snohomish County builds caring, confident youth and future leaders.