Elevating Community Voice

Since 2004, Soar has served as a pioneer in spearheading key early learning and youth development efforts.

Unlike Any Other

Recognized for our expertise and intermediary role in early learning to youth development, Soar elevates community voice by ensuring King County children, youth, and families are actively engaged in policies and decisions that impact their lives.

We Connect

We are relationship builders committed to authentic and meaningful connections.

We Convene

We bring diverse people and voices together to tackle tough challenges and deliver impactful solutions.

We Elevate

We are active in amplifying  community voice and honoring community experiences.

Our Work in Action

Bridging perspectives. Convening community. Creating shared solution.

King County Early Learning Coalition

KCELC brings the early learning community together to think creatively, co-create, and devise strategies that meet community needs, and advocate for system change.


Black Family Voice Project

BFVP is a two year community based participatory research project collecting the narratives of Black families in King County regarding how they prepare their children for kindergarten.

King County Youth Advisory Council

KCYAC is a youth led, countywide action-oriented group composed of 15-20 young adults who come together monthly to build a activism-oriented learning community.

Opportunity Youth United Seattle

OYU is a national grassroots movement working with young leaders on policies and politics that impact young people who have faced barriers in school, work, and other institutions.

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See what we are up to!

Standards Alignment Update

Childcare providers: Washington state has updated its child care WACs and they will go into effect this August.

Check out the resources available to ensure that you’re well informed of these changes!

"I Carry Them with Me, Lifting as I Climb"

Our Youth Voice Organizer Makayla reflects on her first keynote speech, and how her parents taught her to lift up others in her community up as she climbs. Check out her five steps for being a revolutionary and transformative young leader!

KCYAC: School to Prison Pipeline Film Project

In partnership with Blanket Fort Films, our young folks are taking the lead in creating a film highlighting how youths of color are disproportionately affected by incarceration.

Be our partner in change

We can make the world a great place for children, youth, and families.

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