SHA Summer Youth Program
The Summer Youth Program (SYP) is produced in partnership with Seattle Housing Authority at NewHolly, High Point and Rainier Vista.
DNDA offers our summer camp curriculum and year-round programming in conjunction with partners at SHA housing sites, building arts skills and athletic ability while supporting environmental education and bringing youth together in a positive environment.
In 2018 we hosted the first annual youth soccer tournament as part of SYP programming at High Point and New Holly and it was a major success! SYP provides recreational opportunities for families and youth to share sports that are enjoyed around the world, such as soccer, basketball and swimming. SYP also includes arts and environmental programs like music lessons, EcoArts projects, cooking, visual art and family events like the overnight family campout at Camp Long.
Youth Speak Up and Speak Out Writing Program
Welcome to the Summer of 2022 Youth Speak Up and Speak Out teen writing workshop website. This blog contains writing from our 2022 teen cohort who participated in DNDA’s summer youth program in High Point. These students are 14 to 17 years old and this is their first time writing an article. They’ve learned to interview and craft a story about another person. Please enjoy the student articles!
Fadumo’s Dream Getaway
Author: Cayni M. Fadumo will enter her senior year this September. Like most other seniors, Fadumo has been thinking a lot about her future and what she would like to do with her life. There’s a lot of pressure throughout your high school years, but even more in your senior year since you’re about to…Read More
My Mom’s Traveling Experience and Why I’m Jealous of Her stories
Author: Dimples D. I always wanted to travel to so many places in the future. Hearing about my mom’s travel stories was exciting. She has traveled to the states of Hawaii and California. She has also visited Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Hawaii My most favorite place to hear about was Hawaii. She took a plane…Read More
Cayni’s Goals and Aspirations – Her Story
Author: Fadumo A. Her name is Cayni and she’s going into 11th grade this September. She plans on graduating high school and going to college. Where do you ask? The University of Washington (UW). She plans on pursuing a degree in either healthcare or computer engineering or maybe even business (business being a far-fetched third…Read More
Beverly Aarons’ Story With Writing
Beverly Aarons loves to write, her passion for writing started out as her telling stories in the third grade. She said she really enjoyed telling her classmates stories about things that weren’t true. She liked the fun in kids believing her stories. It’s when she got older that she actually started writing. She found…Read More
Oceans: The Type of Way Oceans Make Ismahan Feel
Author: Ismahan S. The ocean is a place where people go to enjoy themselves. People usually go to the beach to do activities such as swimming, running, having a party, going fishing, surfing, scuba diving, sailing, and so much more. A beach is a pebbly or sandy shore that leads to the ocean. The person…Read More