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    Rising Sons Extended Applications Open
    Posted on 03/10/2021

    Rising Sons Extended Applications Open

    The Office of African American Male Achievement is excited for the opportunity to serve our African American male students in grades 3-5. Rising Sons Extended is a program for our Black male Kings that will take place virtually once a week through the end of the 2020-21 school year.

    Rising Sons was founded by Gerald Donaldson at Leschi Elementary as an after-school program. In this remote learning environment, we are excited to extend the opportunity to more students virtually. Students will build on skills to manage emotions, channel personal will, develop a positive sense of purpose in their roles in family and community, and develop important networks both in school and out of school.

    The Office of AAMA's motto is "Listen. Act. Repeat." Many families have shared the need for brotherhood-centered opportunities that engage, empower, and encourage our youngest Kings. We heard you and look forward to launching Rising Sons Extended starting with 3-5 grade students.

    Students at schools with no African-centered learning facilitated by staff who reflect them, affinity spaces, or cultural identity spaces will get first priority.

    Cohorts will start March 22. Kings can register for one of three groups that will meet once a week through the end of the school year.

    Students are encouraged to apply by Friday, March 19.

    Please make sure you are filling out this application through the SPS Teams student login account. You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your registration.

    Questions? Please contact William King, AAMA mentoring program coordinator, at 206-561-8799 or


    Learn more about the Department of African American Male Achievement (AAMA).

    Learn more about our five-year strategic plan, Seattle Excellence.