The Marah Project Joins Kids Without Borders

Marah Williams, June 2011

February 3, 2014

Kids Without Borders is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with a Seattle-based outreach called The Marah Project.

The Marah Project’s vision is to provide support to children at risk. Currently, the program offers underserved teens a transformational learning opportunity by providing paid internships in nonprofit community service organizations. College scholarships are also being considered, among other outreach programs.

At present, The Marah Project is concentrating on teenagers attending Middle College High School on the Seattle University campus.  The 4 Middle College High Schools are alternative schools which are part of the Seattle Public Schools’ Safety Net Program.   The schools are designed to help kids who don’t thrive in a typical high school setting earn their diplomas in a small, caring environment.

In mid-March 2014, the Marah Project will interview, select, and mentor two students who will be part of a successful, long-running program called Teens In Public Service.  TIPs places high school students in internships with non-profit partners.  The internships will begin in the summer of 2014.  TIPS matches interns with an organization that works in an area related to their personal interests. The Marah Project sponsored two Middle College interns in the spring of 2013.

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Who is Marah?  Marah Williams passed away on June 12, 2012 after a long struggle with chemical dependency and depression.  She was just 19.  Gifted, artistic, edgy, beautiful, humorous, intelligent and ultra-intuitive, Marah was adored by many because she loved others generously and authentically, particularly those who felt lost and alone.  She traveled to Vietnam with KWB in 2008 with her mother, local media personality, Penny LeGate.  Marah blogged for the KWB website about her colorful experiences and spoke at KWB fundraisers.  To continue Marah’s compassionate efforts toward others, her family has established The Marah Project to help young people achieve their life goals.  It’s what Marah would want.

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