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Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Summer of Safety program provides structured activities and a safe space for young people

Seattle Parks and Recreation will offer Summer of Safety (SOS), a free program that provides structured activities and a safe space for young people not connected to other supervised programs over the summer. The program is geared towards serving diverse tweens and teens from low-income families.

SOS will operate at five community center locations on various days throughout summer (see schedule below). Most sites will provide a free lunch through the City’s Summer Food Service Program. Regular SOS activities will include field trips, arts and craft, as well as sports and athletics. The program will operate rain or shine and no sign up is required; youth can drop in on any day and at any time during the program’s regular hours.

SOS provides low-income Seattle youth with a “summer safety net”, a safe and supportive place to go during summer break. Participants get the chance to visit new parks, learn new skills in art and fitness, and increase their social and cultural awareness by interacting with a diverse group of participants and staff.

For more information or questions, please contact Justin Hellier at 206-684-8582 or

Summer of Safety schedule:

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