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    Kingmakers of Seattle Extended
    Posted on 02/08/2021
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    Kingmakers of Seattle Extended

    To extend an opportunity to Black male students across the district, the Office of African American Male Achievement has launched Kingmakers of Seattle Extended (KOSE). Kingmakers is an elective program for Black male 7th through 12th grade students, referred to as Kings, led by Black male facilitators. In a traditional school setting, the program operates in four SPS schools — Aki Kurose, Denny, and Mercer middle schools and Interagency Academy in partnership with the City of Seattle.

    The virtual extension is a five week, 10 session program that will connect more Black male students across the district to share experiences, participate in affirming curriculum that addresses stereotypes and focuses on their cultural identity, and elevate their voice.

    Kings in 7th through 12th grade are encouraged to apply to the program, which supports the cultural, historical, social, and emotional needs of young Black boys and teens as it relates to their identity. Kings at schools with no African-centered learning facilitated by staff who reflect them, affinity spaces, or cultural identity spaces will get first priority.

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    Apply for Kingmakers of Seattle Extended

    Two students in graduation cap and gown smile for a photoPlease be sure to access the application link below through your King's school district student login/email. This is very important. The next cohort will start February 23 twice a week for five weeks after school. Students are encouraged to apply by Friday, February 19. We will also utilize student email addresses to communicate important information about KOSE cohorts. The link below will only work with school district logins/emails.

     

    Learn more about the Kingmakers of Seattle Program.

    Learn more about the Office of African American Male Achievement.

    Questions? Please contact William King, AAMA mentoring program coordinator, at 206-561-8799 or wrking@seattleschools.org.