Thanks to the generous contribution of Spencer and Leah Jacobs, White Center Heights Elementary School received their first 2 Robiis Kit donations. Spencer and Leah strongly believe in the importance of giving back to the community especially when it comes to children and young people.
Spencer and Leah are involved in several education and community service activities. Notably, Spencer is a member of the Board of Directors at the non-profit organization Seattle Urban Squash, an organization based in Seattle, WA that aims to combat inequality in education and narrow the achievement gap between poor and wealthy schools.
A little more about White Center Heights Elementary School from their website:
We do many things to help our families. We provide free breakfast for all students and a free and reduced price lunch program that serves around 90% of our students. We have a family support program to help families in need. We hold many different family events with the community.
Our school focuses on academic achievement and positive behavior. Our vision is to prepare all of our students to be successful at middle school and beyond. To do this, we work with our families and the White Center community to provide support to our students."
"Seattle Urban Squash is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, WA that aims to combat inequality in education and narrow the achievement gap between poor and wealthy schools. Our donors and volunteers provide free academic tutoring, squash training, and service learning to a select group of youth from underserved communities in the Seattle area, with the goal of ensuring high school graduation and creating pathways to college. These programs help our students develop confidence, study habits, discipline, work ethic, athletic skills, fitness expertise, and positive social connections. Our program also aims to reduce obesity in children and teens by promoting healthy eating and frequent exercise. We are proud to be part of the burgeoning sports-based youth development movement in the US, and are unique in that movement due to our dual focus on both sports development and academic development through tutoring."