We can Be BIG.

Dear KYFS Supporter,

We can be giants for youth and families in South King County.

We can rally together and show them our support. By supporting Kent Youth and Family Services during the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG event, you will take a BIG stance for teenagers seeking a life free of addiction. You will take a BIG leap for kids looking for a safe place to learn and play after school. You will take a BIG step for homeless moms and kids needing a place to call home. You will take a BIG stand for eager little minds ready to learn.

By supporting Kent Youth and Family Services, you will make BIG moments like this possible:

Zaynab is a twin who happens to have quadruplets as older siblings. When she first started school, she and her sister would cry the whole time. The girls were placed in different classrooms and were able to see each other as needed. They were also able to see each other during outside play.

Within a few weeks of their start date, mom was concerned the school experience was not turning into a positive one for her girls and wanted them placed in the same classroom. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the space in both classrooms to make the change. As teachers, we also wanted to see some emotional growth from the girls. We worked hard to reassure mom that the girls were growing confident and gaining social skills they otherwise would have missed due to their reliance on each other.

By November parent/teacher conferences, both girls had ended crying on a daily basis. They were even starting to make new friends. By March, both girls were speaking to peers in English. They were also standing up for themselves.

The girls have one more year of Head Start. In the next year, I am confident that both girls will be ready for kindergarten knowing they can cope with the classroom rules, routine, peers and the school work.

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is the largest annual day of giving in King County. Donors who support KYFS on this day of community celebration make stories like this possible.

So, join us on May 5 by clicking here >

Once there, select “donate here.” And then, Be BIG.

Also on May 5th, join us at Chipotle for a Restaurant Night Event. Click here, for more details.


Mike Heinisch
Executive Director

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