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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 2016, more than $380,000 was raised in the Spirit of 12 Partners Program and more than $3.8 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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
Our vision is for all children to achieve success in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is a donor and volunteer supported youth mentoring organization, serving King and Pierce counties for over 60 years. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
When it comes to relationship building and talking about tough topics, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is an expert at encouraging kids to open up and getting them the help they need. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our programs achieving: higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships; avoidance of risky behaviors; and educational success. We are actively involved in schools, communities and local businesses to prepare students to achieve their potential.
With 800 youth on the waitlist, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound offers a variety of program options that fit volunteer availability. We put mentors in kids’ lives today, so they can have strong relationships tomorrow. InspireBIG.org.
Outdoors for All
The Outdoors for All Foundation transforms lives through outdoor recreation! Founded in 1979 in the Pacific Northwest, Outdoors for All delivers adaptive and therapeutic outdoor recreation activities for children and adults with disabilities. Each year more than 2,400 individuals exercise their abilities thanks to the training and support of more than 700 volunteers. Outdoors for All enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities and families by helping them to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re a child born with cerebral palsy, an injured veteran with a spinal cord injury or a youth with autism, all of us deserve access to the life-transforming benefits of being active outdoors. Outdoors for All’s programs includes snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, cycling, hiking, yoga, kayaking, day camps, rock-climbing, camping and custom events. Get connected by experiencing, volunteering or donating. www.outdoorsforall.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