Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning will host a community event to discuss and learn about the Seattle Promise – Mayor Durkan’s initiative to provide two years of free college tuition to Seattle Public Schools graduates and help build economic opportunity for everyone in Seattle. The program, which is still in development, will provide the support necessary for all eligible graduates of Seattle Public Schools to attend up to two years (90 credits) of courses at partner public colleges. Program implementation will begin in the 2018-19 school year, beginning with current 13th Year Promise Scholarship Program students, who will be eligible for an additional 45 credits of support next school year. The Seattle Promise will be modeled on the 13th Year Promise Scholarship Program currently offered to 12th grade students at Cleveland, Chief Sealth, and Rainier Beach High Schools.
We invite all those interested to come learn about the preliminary work that has been done to bring the Seattle Promise to Seattle Public Schools graduates. Participants will have an opportunity to hear from the Mayor on her vision for Seattle Promise, listen to a short presentation on the work that has been done so far, ask questions about the direction of the Seattle Promise program, and give feedback on its future development.
Monday, February 26th 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Garfield High School Commons– 400 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
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