Thank you Volunteers!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Family Fun, family support, GPS for Youth and Families, Mental Illness, Volunteers, young adults, youth peers | Comments Off on Thank you Volunteers!

Did you know April is National Volunteer Month? In light of that, we want to take a moment to say a huge THANK YOU to our star volunteers! You do great work for us, and many of you help out at other organizations too. You are truly the stars in this community and we appreciate every one of you.  

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MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in executive director, Family Fun, family support, GPS for Youth and Families, Musings from Susan's Desk, Parent Class, sustainable family support organization, Uncategorized, young adults | Comments Off on MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

HEART-FELT GRATITUDE AND HIGH HOPES FOR A BRIGHT NEW YEAR.   As we prepare to bid adieu to 2013, I am filled with gratitude for the wonderful welcome and community involvement GPS received throughout our first year of operation as a new family support organization!  From our official launch in April to December’s wonderfully fun-filled, pre-holiday, family movie night, 2013 delivered on all of its many opportunities to engage King County parents, children and youth. Looking back over 2013 and highlights such as the parenting classes held in August, September and October,  April’s...

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Calling All Artist

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Art Show, foster teens, GPS for Youth and Families, young adults | Comments Off on Calling All Artist

Puchi, by Laura Castellanos Spread the word about GPS’s quartely Art Show for kids and help give Puchi and friends some company on the wall of our office living room!  If you are the parent, grandparent, family member, friend, teacher, mentor or counselor of  a young person, 5 to 18 years old, who loves to express creativity with crayons, paint, colored pencils or any other medium, we have a challenge you won’t want them to miss out on. Join in the fun and help encourage our youth to share their artistic flare with their community! Throughout 2013, the artwork of King County...

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MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in executive director, family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, young adults | Comments Off on MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

Valuing Our Families       If you were anywhere in the vicinity of Coulon Park in Renton on Sunday, June 28th, you would have noticed a lot more than a gentle, summer breeze on a warm and sunny day! You would have seen huge smiles on children’s faces decorated with hearts, unicorns, flowers and other whimsical art. You certainly would have noticed the wide range of ethnic diversity represented by those beautiful faces. You would have heard joyous greetings, animated conversations among the adults gathered in the park and laughter as full and deep as Lake Washington itself! And, upon...

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Great Artists

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Art Show, family support, family support organization, foster teens, GPS for Youth and Families, King County FSO, young adults | Comments Off on Great Artists

 Participation for this quarter’s Art Show was fantastic. GPS was at the Auburn KidsDays! festivities and had many entries from that day. We have 4 winners who best describe the theme of Spring Dreams, Flowers and Rainbows. Our Winner Are:  Kariel, 10 years old, Buena Vista Elementary  Shelley, age 5, Daniel Elementary  Stefani, age 6, Pioneer Elementary  Will, Age 11, Rainier Middle School  Congratulations to all our winners. Each winner will receive a $25.00 Gift...

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SUMMER FUN – Ideas for Kids and Families in South King County

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in family support, foster care, foster teens, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, young adults | Comments Off on SUMMER FUN – Ideas for Kids and Families in South King County

Here are some fun ideas and places for you and your family to explore this summer. Parks and Recreation Departments The following organizations offer a wide variety of arts, sports, recreation, and community integration programs. The Kent,  Auburn and Renton recreation departments offer programs designed especially for children and adults with special needs. Kent Parks and Recreation  www.ci.kent.wa.us/ParksandRecreation/Adaptive RecreationPhone: 253-856-5000  525 41   Avenue North, Kent, WA 98032The Adaptive Recreation Division of Kent Parks and Recreation offers a full range of...

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