Youth ORCA Program

Summer cards available to high school students (grades 9 - 11)

Summer Expansion

The City of Seattle Youth ORCA program is offering new ORCA cards to students currently enrolled in the program that will be valid June 2017 - August 2018.   

Are you eligible?

  • Currently a student in grades 9 - 11
  • Have a Youth ORCA card right now*

*Students that signed up for the program after May 1 will not be eligible for a summer card  

Get your new ORCA card

  • Attend of the events listed below and bring your student ID and ORCA card. Trade in your current ORCA card for a new ORCA card.   

June 12 & 14 at lunch

Chief Sealth
June 5 at lunch & June 6 after school

June 7 & 8 at lunch

June 21 at lunch
June 16 at lunch and after school.

June 21 at lunch
June 13 at lunch & June 15 after school

Nathan Hale
June 5 & 6 at lunch

Rainier Beach
June 19 after school & June 22 at lunch

World School
June 15 & 16 at lunch   

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


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:
(206) 256-ORCA (6722