Marah Project Joins Kids Without Borders
Williams, June 2011
February 3, 2014
Borders is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with a Seattle-based
outreach called The Marah Project.
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.
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
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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Help us empower kids! We welcome your tax-deductable donation. Please specify “The Marah Project” when
donating through the KWB site:
Follow The Marah Project
on facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMarahProject