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The Durkan Digest: School’s Almost Out – Learn About Summer Program Opportunities for Young People Across Seattle

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At the City of Seattle, we have a responsibility to help young people and their families thrive when school gets out for the summer. That’s why this week, I announced the City of Seattle’s summer programs for youth and families across our City. These important summer programs help ensure that more of Seattle’s kids have equitable access to career development, education, outdoor recreation, and vital services.

Mayor Jenny Durkan high-fives a young girl at Yesler Terrace Park

Investing in true opportunity means working year-round to build safer communities and help prepare our young people for success in education, their career, and beyond.

From our summer meals program to The Seattle Public Library’s Summer of Learning, the City has many programs that are free and open to the public throughout summer.

If you have young people in your life who are about to be out of school for the summer, I encourage you to explore all the open summer programs offered at the City. Spread the word about these programs in your communities, as well.

Kids play on jungle gym at local Seattle park

And, let’s not forget about our many great open spaces! Search for your local park, community center or pool using the park finder tool to find more information including hours and contact information.

As always, please continue to write me at, reach out via Twitter and Facebook, and stay up-to-date on the work we’re doing for the people of Seattle on my blog.


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This blog post is an excerpt from Mayor Jenny Durkan’s weekly newsletter. If would like more content like this, and a weekly recap of the exciting things happening in the City of Seattle, you can subscribe here.