When we moved to Bellevue, it was because of the schools. My daughter, Mary was 5 years old and getting ready to start kindergarten. We found Somerset Elementary, not only because of their test scores and achievements, but also because of the parent involvement. They had 100% PTSA participation.
Getting a good education is more than test scores and national rankings. It’s about creating emotionally healthy, curious minds and lifelong learners. Bellevue Schools Foundation supports a wide variety of programs that make this possible through their innovation grants.
Mary is now in her first year at University of British Columbia in Vancouver and loving it. One of the grants that helps makes the college search process easier is the BSF investment in the Naviance program. It is a college and career planning platform that starts students out in middle school looking at their strengths and interests, then begins to research college options. In high school, Naviance helps to organize all the aspects of the college application process, communicates with their counselors and tracks their to-do list all the way to college acceptance.
We know one of the reasons people are moving to our area is because of our highly regarded schools. I am pleased to be an Honor Roll Realtor, giving back to a program that has had a huge impact not only for our family, but also our community.
Please consider supporting the fall fund drive. For more information or to donate click ALL IN FOR KIDS or text KIDS to 71760 to give from your mobile device. Every gift dollar makes a difference for Bellevue students!