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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Current Community Partners

Arts

  • Arts Corp- Brings hands-on arts classes to youth to develop creative habits in the minds of young people.
  • 5th Ave Theater- Teaching artists support students in learning storytelling skills. 
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet- Teaching artist support elementary P.E. classrooms 
  • Trackademics- Instruction for students in music production, songwriting, vocal coaching and beat making. 

College & Career

  • College Access Now- Empowering students from low-income families to access, enroll and graduate from college at rates equal to their more advantaged peers.
  • College Success Foundation- Providing a system of supports and scholarships to inspire underserved low-income students to finish high school, graduate from college and succeed in life.
  • Summer Search- Making a long term commitment to support student success in college and beyond through summer trips and alumni networks.
  • South Seattle Community Trio Programs- To prepare students from disadvantaged backgrounds to successfully enter, persist and complete a postsecondary education.
  • UW Dream Project- Assisting low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education and raising awareness among university students about the issues of educational opportunity.

Reading & Writing

  • Brown Girls Write- is a self-care movement aimed at helping girls of color reflect, heal, and thrive through self-expression.
  • Reading Partners- Recruiting and training volunteers to work one-on-one with students for 45 minutes twice a week, following a structured, research-based curriculum.
  • Team Read- Team Read pairs struggling readers with trained teen reading coaches for one-on-one tutoring after school and during the summer.      

STEM

  • eMode Math Foundation- is comprised of three programs: Fear No Number, Early Algebra Project, and the Middle School tutoring.
  • Playwell Teknologies- We explore, solve problems, and express ourselves through LEGO.
  • Environmental Science Center (ESC)- A not-for-profit organization offering quality, experiential environmental education programs at our local beaches, streams, forests, and classrooms in South King County.
  • Washington informal Science Education Consortium (WISE)- To inspire Washington State students to pursue and engage in scientific inquiry and engineering to understand and participate in solving our world’s most challenging problems.  Programs integrate formal and informal learning experiences during and after school.
  • SeaTac United- To provide affordable, top quality educational and athletic programs to the children of SeaTac and its surrounding communities.
  • Techbridge Girls- After school program that aims to expand the academic and career options for girls in science, technology, and engineering.

Health and Physical Education

  • Cascade Bike Club- Focuses on introducing youth from diverse communities to recreational cycling and creating an inclusive culture of bicycling.
  • FEEST- Working with young people to transform the health and equity of their community by gathering around food and working towards systems change.
  • Girls on the Run- Inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
  • HealthPoint- Health clinics on the Tyee and Evergreen campuses offer physical, nutritional, and behavior health services.
  • Team Works- Helps students develop strong character, learn important life skills and make healthy life-style choices.
  • Washington Youth Soccer- Fosters the physical, mental and emotional growth of youth through the sport of soccer.
  • WSU Food $ense- Teaches youth and adults with limited incomes to develop skills and behaviors to eat healthfully.
  • Upower- Provides fitness and wellness education to underserved teens in King County, WA.
  • Planned Parenthood- Delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. 

Mental Health Counseling

  • Accelerator YMCA- Building confident and resilient youth through our programs for foster families, drug & alcohol counseling and outpatient mental health services.
  • Asian Counseling and Referral Services- Youth mental health counseling that offers culturally specific services.
  • Atlantic Street Center- Providing wrap-around and counseling services that help students and families work toward change and success.
  • Catholic Community Services- Providing Child and Family Counseling that ensure healthy academic and social growth.
  • Consejo- Supporting Latino students succeed in school through prevention, intervention, and mental health treatment.
  • Cowlitz Indian Tribe- Offering experiential learning, cultural events and therapeutic services for eligible Native students and families.
  • Navos- Working with young people and their families to overcome the effects of poverty, violence, mental illness and substance abuse.
  • Seneca Family of Agencies- Provides various family-centered, strengths-based and outcome-oriented community-based services for children and youth with complex and enduring needs.
  • Sound Mental Health- Offering School Based Services specializing services for students impacted by trauma and children on the autism spectrum.
  • Southwest Youth and Family Services- Empowering youth and families through culturally relevant counseling, case management, education, and family support.
  • Therapeutic Health Services- Providing counseling, case management and mentoring to students.
  • Valley Cities- Utilizing qualified staff to provide mental health counseling with students to help them grow, succeed, work toward wellness and build resilience.
  • Washington Asian Pacific Islanders Community Services- Providing and advocating for culturally competent and age-appropriate prevention and substance abuse treatment services for youth.
  • You Grow Girl- Empowering youth to become leaders to promote economic equity and opportunity for not only themselves but other sisters throughout Washington State, and beyond.

Mentorship

  • Ace Academy - Academy for Creating Excellence (ACE) aims to prepare young men for individual excellence towards becoming viable world citizens.
  • Boys and Girls Club - Programs designed to empower youth to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives.
  • Burien Parks and Rec - Youth dance, sports, arts, and educational hands-on workshops and after-school programs are offered throughout the year.
  • Communities in Schools - Working with school leadership and staff to connect students and families with community resources that help to address both academic and nonacademic needs, allowing students to show up healthy, safe, and prepared to learn. 
  • Gay City - Increasing youth self-determination and boosting substance preventative factors so that youth may live their best, liberated lives.
  • GEM - Through holistic mentoring every young adult is empowered to be principled, responsible, critical thinkers who affect positive change in their community.
  • Girls Inc - Focusing on the development of the whole girl. We support her learning to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths.
  • Harvard: Crimson Achievement Program - Engaging in community service and educational activities, and fostering a spirit of fraternity among Harvard alumni and students and their families. 
  • Highline College - Providing staffing and programmatic support to Highline School District GEAR UP grant and the Secondary Success and College Readiness. 
  • Somali Youth & Family Club - Offering after-school programs, early education, and parent engagement workshops. 
  • Urban Impact - Partnering with families and communities to break the cycle of social, material, and spiritual poverty.
  • Friends of the Children - A nationwide organization that breaks the cycle of generational poverty. We provide a salaried, professional mentor, called a Friend, for the entire childhood of a student, from kindergarten through graduation. 
  • YMCA - Tyee Scholars - Supporting and guiding first-generation college-bound high school students so they will attend and graduate from college.
  • Yes Foundation - Serves children, youth and young adults through relationship based programs that foster self and social awareness, promote education and repurpose power in an under resourced community.
  • Yes! For Schools - Providing youth with a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy lifestyle by offering youth practical tools and life skills to manage stress and emotions.
  • Shine Bright - Aims to motivate elementary students to build a positive and personal connection with learning through mentorship with High School Volunteers.
  • Treehouse - Treehouse provides educational and other essential support for youth in foster care in Washington State with an open DCYF case. Visit treehouseforkids.org for more information about specific services.
  • YMCA-Alive & Free- Alive & Free builds meaningful relationships with youth involved in gangs, violence and the juvenile justice system and connects youth to people and services.
  • Rainier Scholars - 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.

Prevention & Intervention Support

  • Domestic Abuse Women's Network- Empowers survivors of domestic abuse in South King County and educating our community to respond to and prevent violence.
  • Nexus Youth and Families- Their Homeless Services department offers a continuum of care, meeting youth where they are and empowering them to achieve success.
  • Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD)- Placing qualified staff to provide education support groups and intervention services to Cascade Middle School and Evergreen High School.
  • Avanza: King County- Providing outreach and enrollment services, case management, mentoring, life skills, leadership development, referral to support services for housing, substance abuse, mental health, and immigration support services, as well as assistance with barrier fees for transportation, testing and school supplies. 
  • King County Housing Authority (KCHA)- Provides rental housing and assistance to our families. 
  • White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA)- WCCDA is to promote a vibrant neighborhood and high quality of life for White Center residents and stakeholders through the development of authentic leadership opportunities and community-led, neighborhood initiatives.
  • King County Superior Court- Supporting students in the truancy process. 
  • Reconnect to Opportunity- Supports young people ages 16 to 24, who have not finished high school. Connecting youth with education, employment, and post-secondary training opportunities in King County, WA.
  • UW School of Social Work- Social Work interns support counselors, staff and students and help with prevention/intervention work. 
  • YMCA Case Management- Collaborative services offered to out of school youth in partnership with New Start and the Learning Center. 
  • Guided Pathways- Empowering and supporting families and youth struggling with behavioral, emotional or substance abuse challenges in navigating resources to achieve wellness and resilience.

Restorative Justice

  • Choose 180- Offers restorative practices to youth at risk of suspension and expulsion in middle and high schools. 
  • PointOneNorth Consulting- Training staff and students in restorative practices.