Partnership Spotlight: The RAVE Foundation
The RAVE Foundation is the official charitable arm of the Seattle Sounders FC. When it comes to graduation and student success, RAVE asks the question, “How Can Soccer Help?” This is what makes them a key partner in the Graduate!Highline movement!
Together with the Seattle Sounders FC, RAVE will host its first-annual Sports Media Institute for 30 middle school students from target school districts, including Highline, this summer.
In this workshop-style program, RAVE and the Sounders will use soccer as a vehicle to help students learn and explore professional skills like writing, editing, public speaking, problem-solving, and leadership in a unique MLS setting. By the end of the institute, participants will not only develop these skills, but will be empowered to learn more, and be able to visualize their future college and career possibilities.
The applications deadline was May 1 and selected participants will be notified by next week. The institute runs from June 28-July 29. At its completion, two student participants will be chosen to fly to the Sounders FC vs. LA Galaxy Match in Los Angeles on July 29 to experience the LA Media Market alongside the Sounders FC media team!
Graduate!Highline recognizes the unique opportunity this institute provides for middle school students as they prepare for high school, graduation, and beyond. Stay tuned for an update on the program coming later this summer!