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Spirit of 12 Partners
FOUNDED IN 2004, the Spirit of 12 Partners program embodies the team’s commitment to the Pacific Northwest community and its fans.
At every home game, Pacific Northwest youth service organizations partner with The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Seahawks fans to raise funds for kids’ programs. As Spirit of 12 Partners, members of community-based nonprofits distribute the Seahawks Gameday Magazine, keeping 100 percent of the proceeds which are then matched by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
In 2014, more than $527,000 was raised in the Spirit of 12 Partners Program and more than $3 million in total funds since 2004. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s mission is to enrich lives and strengthen communities in the Pacific Northwest. Grant programs advance the areas of arts and culture, poverty alleviation, economic relief, education, and scientific research.
ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF 12 PARTNERS
YMCA of Greater Seattle
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace and beyond. The Y’s mission is to build a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body. We live our mission daily, one person and relationship at a time: Reaching 171,500 people of all backgrounds, abilities and financial circumstances; Nurturing 84,000 children to develop their gifts and give back to our community; Engaging 9,500 volunteers who contribute nearly 90,000 hours of service each year; Working with 12,000 Partners With Youth Annual Campaign donors investing $4.6 million in local kids and families. www.seattleymca.org
Since 1988, Treehouse has filled the gaps for kids in foster care, providing services that no other agency addresses: money for extra-curricular activities and summer camp, professional educational support services, resources to fully participate in the everyday activities of growing up, clothing and supplies to help them fit in at school. Treehouse’s six core programs – Tutoring, Educational Advocacy, College and Career Planning, Little Wishes, Summer Camp and the Wearhouse – give foster children a real childhood as well as hope for the future. Treehouse programs offer kids in foster care what all children so desperately need: a safe place to dream. www.treehouseforkids.org
Each spring, Rainier Scholars invites 60-65 promising students of color to embark on an 11-year, life-changing journey. It demands hard work and commitment. In exchange, it offers invaluable opportunity. The 11-year program model is divided in four distinct phases - Academic Enrichment, Academic Counseling and Support, Leadership Development and College Support. The Rainier Scholars program combines rigorous academics and leadership development with personalized support for scholars and families from 6th grade through college graduation. They are committed to eliminating barriers to educational opportunities and growing new generations of diverse college graduates, career professionals and community leaders. Currently, Rainier Scholars serve 600 scholars through 14 cohorts with 60-65 new scholars added each year. They serve African-American, Hispanic/Latino, first generation Asian and Native American students who are most underrepresented on college campuses. These students have the greatest number of barriers to achieving a college education. Ther scholars are distinguished as much by what they have as by what they don't have. All Rainier Scholars demonstrate innate cognitive ability, motivation and a strong work ethic. They share a desire to use education as a pathway to new possibilities.www.rainierscholars.org
Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington State Association
Boys and Girls Clubs programs promote the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, a sense of usefulness, and a sense of belonging. When this strategy is fully implemented, self-esteem is enhanced and an environment is created which helps boys & girls achieve their full potential. The Association is a collaboration of 19 independent member organizations located in Washington State. Each of these 19 Clubs has their own board of directors, operating budget and staffing to provide the programs of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in their respective communities. The Association provides a unified voice for all Clubs in Washington, as well as brand consistency and a fellowship-partnership amongst the members. Altogether they serve 79,119 Club members in 147 Club sites. The Association’s mission is to deepen the impact and mission of Boys & Girls Clubs in communities across Washington through communication, resource development and collaboration. www.begreatwa.org
Camp Fire Snohomish County
Camp Fire's core purpose is to help youth prepare for life, now. Our approach is not one-size-fits-all. Every kid is unique, every family is unique. Camp Fire understands and meets them where they are. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. Since 1930, Camp Fire Snohomish County has provided youth programs in our community. Members include boys and girls three years old through 12th grade. We provide opportunities for youth to realize their personal potential and to function effectively as caring, confident, and responsible individuals. Our program encompasses a wide range of youth development activities that include: after school clubs; summer camping programs; outdoor education; programs for low-income youth; self-reliance courses; and special programs for children with developmental disabilities. Through small group and camping programs, Camp Fire Snohomish County builds caring, confident youth and future leaders. www.campfiresnoco.org