Back to School Resource Fairs
Conducted in partnership with local businesses, organizations, school programs and community members, back to school resource fairs are designed to relieve some of the stress as parents gear up to get their children ready for a new year of classes. Parents will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of resources and supports available to them such as after-school programs, schedules for immunizations and sports exams, affordable childcare and health care providers, and basic assistance programs.
Friends of Evergreen
Friends of Evergreen High School is a grassroots community group of students, parents, alumni and community members who are committed to the success of Evergreen High School, its students, and staff. The group works to provide strategic, fundraising and volunteering support to the school.
Graduate! Highline is a community-driven movement that brings parents, educators and citizens together with civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders to drive Highline’s graduation rate to 95%!
Highline Music4Life™ acquires musical instruments, supplies and other resources from members of Rotary clubs in the greater Seattle area and from other citizens who understand the value of music in a child’s life. They work with instrument manufacturers, rental agencies, wholesalers, retailers, and others around the world who have access to serviceable musical instruments.
Project PROMise™ is Highline School’s Foundation’s outreach program in which new and gently used formal dresses are collected from our community and given to local students in need so they can attend their prom in style!
Student Basic Needs
Highline Schools Foundation is committed to meeting the basic needs of the students in Highline Public Schools. With nearly two-thirds of all students in the district qualifying for free or reduced priced meals (the best proxy that we have for poverty), we recognize that we must provide students with the food, clothing, shoes, and school supplies that they need to be successful in the classroom. We have four programs that meet those needs.
- Project N.O.W. (Nutrition on Weekends) is a program that supports Highline Public School students who are food insecure. At the elementary and middle school level, it provides students with a free backpack full of food to take home for the weekend—all school year.
- The Kicks for Kids program provides new shoes (and socks) for students who have outgrown their shoes or whose shoes are falling apart. These shoes are distributed through our counselors and family engagement liaisons primarily in elementary schools.
- Highline Schools Foundation is engaged in providing backpacks and school supplies to students in need. We help in the distribution of these backpacks through three summer resource fairs in Des Moines, White Center, and SeaTac. Students from the elementary and middle schools in each area are invited to the fairs to pick up a new, sturdy backpack full of school supplies
- For those students who do not have a permanent home, clothing, shoes, and food are difficult to find. Highline Schools Foundation partners with the district’s McKinney-Vento Program Family Support Liaison to identify needs and help to fill them.