Summer Learning

The Families and Education Levy believes that high-quality summer learning programs are critical to closing the achievement gap. Summer learning programs provide struggling students with additional learning time to catch up with their peers, establish deeper relationships with their teachers and other positive adult role models, and participate in experiential learning activities (eg. STEM, visual and performing arts, and college/career exploration) which are typically not available during the regular school year. In particular, the Families and Education Levy focuses on serving the needs of the following students:

  • Children with no prior preschool experience
  • Children who have been identified as not meeting Teaching Strategies GOLD standards
  • Students who received a Level 1 or Level 2 score on the math or reading portion of the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)
  • Students who fell below the typical growth level for math or reading on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
  • Students who demonstrated no gains or low proficiency on the Washington State English Language Proficiency Assessment
  • Students who failed at least one core course during the first semester
  • Students who received more than 5 absences during the first semester

In Summer 2017, the Families and Education Levy will invest approximately $3.0 million in high-quality summer learning programs that serve more than 2,300 of Seattle's students.

  • If you are a school or community based organization interested in applying for summer funding, please see current "Funding Opportunities."

  • If you are a student or parent of a student that meets one of the criteria above, please see our list of FREE summer programs below and contact the program directly.



List of Levy Funded Summer Programs

Elementary ProgramGrade(s)DescriptionLocation(s)

Denise Louie

Rising
K

"Camp Panda"

Kindergarten readiness program for students without prior preschool
experience or need additional support to be ready for kindergarten.

Contact: summercamp@deniselouie.org or 206-769-3982

Beacon Hill

(3327 Beacon Ave S)

Launch

Rising
K

"Leap Ahead"

Kindergarten readiness program for students without prior preschool
experience or need additional support to be ready for kindergarten.

Contact: info@launchlearning.org or 206-726-7972

Beacon Hill Elementary (2025 14th Ave S)

Hawthorne Elementary (4100 39th Ave S)

Highland Park (1012 SW Trenton St)

Kimball Elementary (3200 23rd Ave S)

Leschi Elementary (135 32nd Ave)

Madrona K-8 (1121 33rd Ave)

Maple Elementary (4925 Corson Ave S)

Montlake Elementary (2409 22nd Ave E)

Sanislo Elementary (1812 SW Myrtle St)

Neighborhood House

Rising
K

Kindergarten readiness program for students without prior preschool
experience or need additional support to be ready for kindergarten.

Rainier Vista (4410 29th Ave S)

New Holly (7054 32nd Ave S)

High Point (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA)

Rising
K

"Little Explorers"

Kindergarten readiness program for students without prior preschool
experience or need additional support to be ready for kindergarten.

Contact: Susan Lee, susan@rewa.org or 206-721-5294

Beacon Hill (6230 Beacon Ave S)

Southwest Early Learning

Rising
K

"SWEL/RIFC Summer Program"

Kindergarten readiness program for students without prior preschool
experience or need additional support to be ready for kindergarten.

Contact: Karina Rojas, karina.rojas@soundchildcare.org or 206-913-2980

SWEL (5405 Delridge Way SW)

RIFC (6535 Delridge Way SW)

Boys & Girls Club @ Broadview-Thomson

Rising
1st-5th

"Elementary Summer Staircase"

Academic and enrichment program for students at Broadview-Thomson.

Contact: Your child's teacher

Broadview-Thomson K-8

(13052 Greenwood Ave N)

Catholic Community Services

Rising
1st-5th

"Youth Tutoring Program"

Academic and enrichment program for students at Bailey Gatzert
or residing at Yesler Terrace.

Bailey Gatzert Elementary

(1301 E Yesler Way)

Chinese Information and Service Center

Rising
1st-3rd

Academic and enrichment program for Asian immigrant children.

Chinese Information and Service Center

(611 S Lane St)

John Muir Elementary

Rising
1st-5th

"John Muir Summer Learning Program / Elementary Summer Staircase"

Academic and enrichment program for students at John Muir.

Contact: Your child's teacher

John Muir Elementary

(3301 S Horton St)

Seattle Parks @ Northgate

Rising
1st-5th

"Northgate Summer Academy / Elementary Summer Staircase"

Academic and enrichment program for students at Northgate.

Contact: Connor Durham, crdurham@seattleschools.org

Northgate Elementary

(11725 1st Ave NE)

South Shore PK-8

Rising
1st-5th

"Camp 98118 / Elementary Summer Staircase"

Academic and enrichment program for students at South Shore.

Contact: Your child's teacher

South Shore PreK-8

(4800 S Henderson St)

Sylvan Learning Center

Rising
1st-5th

Academic and enrichment program for students at Sylvan's
North Seattle and Ballard locations.

Sylvan Seattle (12317 15th Ave NE)

Sylvan Ballard (2232 NW Market St)

YMCA @ Concord

Rising
2nd-5th

"YMCA Power Scholars Academy"

Academic and enrichment program for students at Concord.

Contact: Nicole Henson, nhenson@seattleymca.org

Concord Elementary

(723 S Concord St)

Middle School ProgramGrade(s)DescriptionLocation(s)

ACE Acdemy

Rising
7th, 8th

"ACE Academy"

Academic and enrichment program for African-American males
at South Shore, focused on social-emotional development, leadership and self-efficacy.

South Shore PreK-8

(4800 S Henderson St)

Boys & Girls Club @ Rainier Vista

Rising
7th, 8th

"Work, Learn & Earn Teen Summer Camp"

Math camp focused on Algebra readiness for students in the Rainier Valley.

Contact: Nicole Matthews, nmatthews@positiveplace.org

Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club

(4520 MLK Way S)

Computing Kids

Rising
7th, 8th

"Code Your Future"

Computer science camp providing opportunities to improve math skills,
create computer games and design websites.

Contact: Nina Smith-Gardiner, nina@computingkids.com

NW African American Museum

(2300 S Massachusetts St)

Denny Middle School

Rising
6th, 7th, 8th

"Westside Scholars Summer Academy"

Academic and enrichment program for Denny students taught by Denny teachers.

Denny Middle School

(2601 SW Kenyon St)

El Centro de la Raza

Rising
7th, 8th

"Plaza Roberto Maestas Summer Learning Program"

Academic support and cultural enrichment program for Spanish-speaking students.

Contact: Denise Perez-Lally, dperezlally@elcentrodelaraza.org

El Centro de la Raza

(2524 16th Ave S)

eMode

Rising
7th, 8th

"Fear No Number"

Math camp focused on Algebra readiness for students in the Rainier Valley.

Contact: Glenda Sinclair, glenda@emodefoundation.org

East African Community Services

(7050 32nd Ave S)

Empowering Youth & Families Outreach

Rising
6th, 7th, 8th

"Summer Leadership Institute"

Academic and enrichment program for African-American students,
focused on leadership and college readiness.

Contact: Charlett Shoecraft, empoweringyouthandfamilies@msn.com

EYFO offices

(8172 Rainier Ave S)

Life Enrichment Group

Rising
6th, 7th, 8th

"The Scholars Project"

Academic and enrichment program for African-American students,
focused on culturally appropriate instruction and college/career readiness.

Contact: Monika Mathews, info@lifeenrichmentgroup.org

South Shore PreK-8

(4800 S Henderson St)

Seattle Parks @ Aki Kurose

Rising
6th, 7th, 8th

"Parks Academy of Learning"

Academic and enrichment program for Aki Kurose students.
African-American students at Aki also have the opportunity to participate in
"My Brother's/Sister's Keeper Summer Academy."

Contact: Mike Browne, mlbrowne@seattleschools.org

Aki Kurose Middle School

(3928 S Graham St)

Seattle Parks @ McClure

Rising
6th, 7th, 8th

"Parks Academy of Learning"

Academic and enrichment program for McClure students and other students in the North Hub.

Contact: Doug Berndt, daberndt@seattleschools.org

McClure Middle School

(1915 1st Ave W)

Seattle Parks @ Mercer

Rising
6th, 7th, 8th

"Parks Academy of Learning"

Academic and enrichment program for Mercer students and other students in the South Hub.

Contact: Damien Hicks, dlhicks@seattleschools.org

Mercer Middle School

(1600 S Columbian Way)

Seattle Parks @ Washington

Rising
6th, 7th, 8th

"Parks Academy of Learning"

Academic and enrichment program for Washington students.

Contact: Marissa Rouselle, marousselle@seattleschools.org

 Washington Middle School

(2101 S Jackson St)

Woodland Park Zoo

Rising
7th, 8th

"ZooCrew"

STEM-focused summer learning program offering interactive,
hands-on projects and field trips around Puget Sound. 

Contact: Ryan Driscoll, ZooCrew@zoo.org

Woodland Park Zoo

(5500 Phinney Ave N)

YMCA

Rising
7th, 8th

"Y.U. LEARN"

Academic and enrichment program for students at Hamilton and surrounding middle schools.

Contact: Liz Chase, eachase@seattleschools.org

Hamilton Middle School

(1610 N 41st St)

YMCA @ JAMS

Rising
7th, 8th, 9th

"Y.U. LEARN @ JAMS"

Academic and enrichment program for students at Jane Addams
and Nathan Hale, with a special focus on leadership development
and college & career readiness.

Contact: Georgina Ramirez, gramirez@seattleymca.org

Jane Addams Middle School

(11051 34th Ave NE)

High School ProgramGrade(s)DescriptionLocation(s)

Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA)

Rising

6-8th

9th-12th

"Summer Science Academy"

Academic and enrichment program for students at the Seattle World School,
with a special focus on environmental science.
Opportunity to earn or retrieve credits in core classes.

Seattle World School

(1700 E Union St)

Seattle Public Schools

Rising
10th-12th

"High School Credit Retrieval Program"

Providing opportunities for high school students to retrieve credits in core classes,
earn service learning hours, and complete their High School and Beyond Plan.

Contact: Your high school counselor

North Site:
Ingraham High School
(1819 N 135th St)

South Site:
South Lake High School
(8601 Rainier Ave S)

SW Youth & Families Services

Rising
10th-12th

"Young Writers Workshop"

Poetry workshop providing opportunities to earn high school credit and improve reading and writing skills.

Contact: Bryan Hayes, bhayes@swyfs.org

SW Education Center

(4555 Delridge Way SW)

YMCA @ Franklin

Rising
9th

"Level 9 @ Franklin"

Academic, enrichment and high school transition program for rising 9th graders
at Franklin. Opportunity to earn elective credit and service learning hours.

Contact: Agnes Leapai, atleapai@seattleschools.org

Franklin High School

(3013 S Mt Baker Blvd)

YMCA @ Chief Sealth

Rising
9th

"Level 9 @ Chief Sealth"

Academic, enrichment and high school transition program for rising 9th graders
at Chief Sealth.  Opportunity to earn elective credit and service learning hours.

Contact: Jeff Poke, jpoke@seattleymca.org

Chief Sealth High School

(2600 SW Thistle St)

YMCA @ Cleveland

Rising
9th

"Project 206 @ Cleveland"

Academic, enrichment and high school transition program for rising 9th graders
at Cleveland, with a special focus on project-based learning and social justice.
Opportunity to earn elective credit and service learning hours.

Contact: Theresa Hardy, trhardy@seattleschools.org

Cleveland High School

(5511 15th Ave S)

Updated 4/21/17