High School 21+ Program at North Seattle College

Thank you to our Partners!

A report published by the Washington Roundtable predicts more than 740,000 job openings in Washington State for the period of 2016 to 2021. While the majority of these jobs “support upward mobility and good quality of life” the report projects that the state will have too few qualified candidates to fill them.

The North Seattle College Education Fund is helping to reduce this trend through support of the High School 21+ Program, which helps young adults without a high school degree complete high school and enroll in education and training to prepare them to be successful in the work place.

Thank you to the following foundations who have joined in this effort: Safeco Foundation, RealNetworks Foundation, Glaser Foundation, and Moccasin Lake Foundation.

The words of our students best reflect the tremendous impact this project and our partners have had had on their lives:

I feel that just being able to get up and come to school has uplifted my life. Having a chance to learn again has given me a new hope for the future.
I definitely grew emotionally and academically through the HS 21+ program. It gave me confidence to keep moving forward towards my academic goals.
I feel confident that I can do well in school. I also feel very proud of myself because I’ve overcome personal insecurities to be back in the classroom as a student. I’m amazed at the amount of things I have learned. I am also very grateful.
I have accomplished and learned more than I ever thought I would. I’ve gained a job, and I’ve opened up a lot of doors for myself. I feel great and motivated and ready to look forward to my near future, not only for myself but for my kids as well.
I feel that just being able to get up and come to school has uplifted my life. Having a chance to learn again has given me a new hope for the future.
My life has improved immensely over the last three months. I was able to find employment, and I’m finally graduating high school! I never thought I’d be able to go to college and find a real career. This program helped me achieve what I thought was impossible.
As of today, I am a new man, father, brother, and son. Getting my high school diploma means so much to myself, my mom, my girlfriend, brothers, and my Grandma Doris who’s watching from above. I wake up every morning and tell myself I did it. I have been trying to get my GED for the past three years and haven’t passed one test. I feel blessed and empowered. I beat the odds.