SOAR challenges our community to make children and youth our highest priority. SOAR connects, convenes and catalyzes communities in King County in order to create a welcoming, safe and empowering environment to give young people ages 6-18 the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our Areas of Focus

King County Youth Development Network
The SOAR King County Youth Development Network is a group of youth development stakeholders who build partnerships, coordinate services, speak with a common voice, and inform and oversee SOAR’s school-age children and youth-related coalition work.

Striving to build a supportive, cohesive and cooperative youth development community to ensure that all young people in King County have access to high quality programs and caring, supportive adults.  Click here to learn more.

Youth Engagement
Creating a dynamic professional development program promoting organizational and community transformation that is comprised of experienced adult practitioners of youth engagement who are committed to cultivating shared knowledge, overcoming limitations, and sharing multiple perspectives from the field.  Click here to learn more.

School Partnerships
Exploring effective collaboration strategies between community-based organizations and K-12 schools that support children and youth’s academic and social success by sharing local testimonials from front line staff, principals, teachers, and administrative staff.  Click here to learn more.

Social Justice Youth Development
Working to identifying anti-oppression organizational and programming practices, identify tools and opportunities to make systemic change locally, convene programs, and sparking dialogues around social justice youth development in King County.  Click here to learn more.  

Active SOAR Partners
All Girl Everything Ultimate Program, Alliance for People with disAbilities, ArtsCorps, Associated Recreation Council, Atlantic Street Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp Korey, Camp Ten Trees, Casey Family Programs, Catholic Community Services Youth Tutoring Program, Center for Human Services, City of Bellevue Parks & Community Services, City of Redmond Parks & Recreation, City of Seattle Parks & Recreation, City of Shoreline, College Access Now, Common Action Consulting, Community Day School Association, Community Schools Collaboration, Compass Housing Alliance, Forum for Youth Investment, George Pocock Rowing Foundation, Goodwill, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, Kids Co, King County Food & Fitness Initiative, King County Organizing Program, League of Education Voters, Low Income Housing Institute, Nature Consortium, Neighborhood House, New Futures, New Horizons Ministries, Northwest Center, Northwest Network, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Pacific Science Center, Penny Harvest, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, Proud Out Wonderful, School’s Out Washington, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, Service Learning Seattle, Southwest Youth & Family Services, Street Youth Ministries, Summer Search, Teen Link, The Capacity Project, Treehouse, United Way of King County, Urban Impact, UW Center for Leadership in Athletics, Vietnamese Friendship Association, World Vision, Washington State University Strengthening Families Program, Year Up, YMCA, Youth Suicide Prevention Program & YouthForce at Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.