THANK YOU to Our Summer Internship Partners!

During Summer 2017, Public Health–Seattle & King County (PHSKC) will host six student interns (age 15-20) who will act as peer mental health educators. They will support positive mental health promotion and suicide prevention in communities and schools in South and Central Seattle. Learn more about the project and how it came about in our…

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Seahawks player Michael Bennett starts gardening program for youth in juvenile detention

Crossposted from KC Justice Youth  By Doug Judge, Assistant Principal for Seattle Public Schools’ Interagency Academy King County Juvenile Detention, in partnership with Interagency Academy, hosted Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks, his wife Pele, and other members of the Bennett Foundation to inaugurate the new Bennett Foundation Garden located within the detention facility. Built by…

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SPS Summer Courses

Despite our belated introduction to Spring weather here in King County this year, many of you and your students may already have summer on the brain. If so, check out some of these great summer courses offered for 9th-12th grade Seattle Public Schools students through the Seattle Skills Center. Class topics vary great, from graphic…

Powerful Film on Youth Homelessness

The Homestretch, a documentary by filmmakers Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly tells the story of three Chicago teenagers experiencing homelessness. Join the Renton School District’s McKinney-Vento Program and other sponsors for a viewing of the film and a panel discussion. View the trailer here. Date: March 28, 2017 Time: 4:30-7pm Resource Fair: 4:30-7pm Movie:…

Seattle SBHCs Featured in Seattle Times

In the March 2, 2017 issue of the Seattle Times, editorial columnist, Jonathan Martin featured Seattle school-based health centers (SBHCs) in an opinion piece. Martin highlighted the important work being done in SBHCs throughout Washington State, calling out Seattle’s three-decade-long investment in SBHCs as an example for the rest of the State. Noting that “For a…