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    Summer Resources
    Posted on 06/15/2021
    Summer Resources



    Check out all the fun programs available this summer!



    The CLC is a City of Seattle Program through Parks and Recreation that’s been at Aki Kurose since 2012. We are excited to announce the 2 programs we’ll be offering this summer for our current Aki Kurose students, and the current 5th graders that’ll be proud new Peace Cranes in the fall of 2021.

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    BLACK GIRLS CREATE Black Girls Create

    Black Girls Create (BGC). This 9-week long program is an opportunity for young people to tap into their creative side and learn the basics of painting and embroidery while reflecting on topics such as racism, sexism, (un)healthy relationships and how these show up in the daily lives of Black girls*. The program will be led through positive adult support, creative activities, and partnerships with community leaders. 

    Program Details: 

    • Dates: June 29th - August 26th 2021
    • When + Where: Tuesdays (virtual) and Thursdays (in-person, social distanced at our Beacon Hill office) from 11:30am - 3pm
    • Deadline for registration: applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all participant slots are filled
    • Eligibility: participants must be between the ages of 11-14 and either live or go to school in the city of Seattle. 

    To apply, fill out the BGC Registration Form


    The Metro Champion Rainier Beach Wrestling Club will be hosting practices for all ages and abilities this summer!

    Practices begin JULY 5.

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9-10am @ Rainier Beach High School Wrestling Room (back side of gym. There is a map on our website)

    Cost: First two weeks are free, then $50/month. Scholarships and family discounts are available.

    Contact Derek Lopez at OR visit our website


    Borrow a Discover Pass for summer hiking and recreation. Just in time for hiking season, you can now check out Discover Passes through The Seattle Public Library for a period of two weeks, just as you would a book. The Discover Pass offers you access to millions of acres of state recreation lands in Washington, including more than 100 developed state parks and nearly 700 water-access points. Go to SPL’s online catalogue to put one on hold for your family. This is through the state’s Check Out Washington program.

    Free summer learning resources at The Seattle Public Library. If your child needs extra help with math, science or writing this summer; wants to learn a new skill; or simply wants to read some new books, The Seattle Public Library is here for you! The Library offers many free educational resources that continue all summer, including Library Link (, which offers instant access to the Library using your SPS ID); (, free one-on-one tutoring in many subjects); instant access to e-books and e-audiobooks (; and much more. Go to to get started.

    Could your child use a little extra help with math, science or writing this summer? Or perhaps they want to learn a new skill, or simply read as many graphic novels as possible?

    The Seattle Public Library’s free educational resources are available all summer long to support kids and teens, whether they’re catching up after a year of remote learning or want to explore their interests. Here are some ways that families can use Library resources to engage their children in learning this summer.

    • Connect with Library Link: No Library card? No problem. Seattle Public Schools students can access all digital Library resources, including thousands of free e-books, through the Library Link partnership. Just use your student ID and pin number to log in at (If you need help logging in, call 206-386-4636, or contact You can also apply for a full-access Library card online at
    • Get personal help with Perhaps your child needs a little help with fractions, or a lot of help writing college essays. Find one-on-one support through the Library’s service, offered in three languages -- English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Using a Library card, or Library Link, Seattle students can connect at to get instant access to expert tutors in a safe and secure online classroom.
    • Spark summer reading: The Library has dozens of resources to help kids discover and enjoy books. Download the Libby app for mobile access to e-books and e-audiobooks; find curated book recommendations for kids and teens; “Always Available” e-book titles through Libby; or get a personalized list of book recommendations through the Your Next Five service. And find a summer’s worth of graphic novels and comics at Hoopla.
    • Page through Flipster: If magazines are your kid’s thing, they’ll love the digital magazine tool, Flipster. New youth magazines available on Flipster include Beanz, Black Girl's Magazine, High Five Bilingüe, National Geographic Kids, Sports Illustrated Kids, SAY Magazine and Teen Graffiti.
    • Explore with Exploration Guides: Summer is a great time to learn informally by diving into specific interests. From the lore behind the Kraken to the history of dumplings to the stories of athlete-activists, Exploration Guides are topic-driven collections of digital media, designed to be engaging to kids. Each guide contains videos, podcasts, images, e-books and historical documents.
    • Summer of Learning: The Library’s 2021 Summer of Learning program, with the theme of “What’s Your Story?” will launch in mid-June with the release of a large flier filled with writing prompts and questions that encourage youth and families to explore, create and share stories with friends, families, and community all summer long. Check back at


    Find help with any Library service – or anything else! – at Our chat service is available, and you can also email us or call 206-386-4636.

    For Current 8th Graders (going to 9th Grade)

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