Youth ORCA Program

Summer Expansion

The City of Seattle Youth ORCA program distributed new ORCA cards to students that are valid June 2017 - August 2018. The new cards were distributed at events in June. If you want a new ORCA card for the summer, please contact us at YouthORCA@seattle.gov. As a reminder, summer cards are only available to students in grades 9 - 11 that were enrolled in the program prior to May 1. The program will accept new applications when school starts in the fall.

Replace lost ORCA cards

If a student loses their ORCA card during the summer, they must wait until the school year starts to replace the lost card. The City is working to setup events and locations for students to receive a replacement ORCA card over the summer. When those details are finalized, this website will provide more information. The first card replacement is $5, any subsequent replacements are $25. 

About the program

The City of Seattle's Youth ORCA program distributes ORCA cards to high school and middle school students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools that are not eligible for an ORCA card from the Seattle Public Schools. To be eligible, high school and middle school students must live in a household that is within the income thresholds listed in the table (same income requirement as ORCA LIFT). The ORCA cards are valid on King County Metro, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit, and Everett Transit. Download Program Summary

Funding

The Youth ORCA program is funded with Proposition 1 funding. The annual program budget is $1 million. This program funding is expected for five years, through 2020. For more information on Proposition 1 funding, visit this website.

Contact Information

Program email: YouthORCA@seattle.gov
(206) 256-ORCA (6722