Why the Best Starts for Kids levy matters

July 17, 2021

The Neighborhood House Board of Directors endorses Proposition No. 1 “Regular Property Tax Levy for Children, Youth, Families and Communities” on the Primary ballot in King County — also known as Best Starts for Kids. This initiative funds services to promote the health and well-being of children and young adults in the county, through programs at our agency and other partners across the region. Hear from a program participant below.

“Project SCOPE, a youth advocacy program at Neighborhood House funded by Best Starts for Kids, has helped me through these years. One of the most valuable things to me has been the support from my case managers. The weekly calls really motivated me and helped me be accountable in my personal and work life. They made me feel encouraged and motivated. During difficult times that I went through in my life for example during covid, I was helped with resources for my family and myself such as finding rental assistance, food, and emotional support. I never felt left alone and never doubted that they would help me find a way.. I am forever grateful and I know for a fact that they have supported many people like myself. It is a blessing to have this program and the opportunity to be in it. Because of the continued support and encouragement I know I will reach higher places in life.”

– Hector, 21, Burien

Take action to support your communities and don’t forget to vote by August 3!

Learn more about Best Starts for Kids.

See letter to the editor published in the Seattle Times.