2015 May – Partnerships




M.U.S.T. is a great organization… but we cannot do it all. Strategic partnerships help us provide the best atmosphere for success for our guys.

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A good friend introduced us to Pete Carroll’s A Better Seattle initiative. They are going to try to get us to a Seahawks practice in the fall as a reward for the guys who are staying on point with their grades and attendance. A Better Seattle has also connected us with Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. As people age out of their program they need direction and some might be quality mentors for us. M.U.S.T. is helping those who need it!

mlk-scholarship-nightAt the Mt. Baker MLK Scholarship night.
Rebecca and Rick sit on the Mount Baker M.L.K. Scholarship Committee to help the kids in the community get money for college. This year Shyheem (middle) earned a $10,000 scholarship for college. The more obstacles that are removed between high school and college the better. The Mt. Baker MLK Scholarship is the largest endowment of it’s kind and is funded entirely by the Mount Baker Community and its primary focus is African American males who have grown up in adverse circumstances… imagine that.
seattle-public-schoolsWho are the kids who need help? This spring M.U.S.T. is starting to work with middle school counselors in the Seattle Public Schools to help identify the kids who are
truly at risk. The school counselors have a good idea of the kids who are in trouble AND who might be open to having a mentor in high school. M.U.S.T. feels like it is having
One of the most daunting tasks for M.U.S.T. is the college application process. What colleges to apply to? Do they have the right credits? What financial aid do the guys in our program qualify for? Application essays? Preparing for the S.A.T.s? The list is endless. Enter C.A.N. (College Access Now). C.A.N. helps juniors and seniors, especially ones whose parents never went to college. Next year we will work with a similar organization at Rainier Beach High School called College Success Foundation. Both organizations are making a difference!
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state-tournament-2015State Basketball Tournament in Tacoma
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