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Students Explore College and Careers With Upcoming DiscoverU Week and Art Contest

by Mark Van Streefkerk 


Get ready for the eighth annual DiscoverU week this October 12-16, a week where students from Kindergarten through 12th grade will explore college and career pathways after high school. DiscoverU is a campaign in service to the Road Map Project goal of increasing post-secondary education enrollment in seven school districts in South King County and South Seattle. In anticipation of the week this year, all K-12 students in Road Map Project’s focus districts are being invited to enter an art contest. To qualify, artwork must address one of the five prompts based on DiscoverU theme days: Discover Local Jobs, Lead Your Community, Classroom to Career, College Gear, and Flash Forward Friday. $20 will be given to the first 100 qualifying entries, with $100 prize awards for each of the winners in 20 categories, as well as two $300 grand prize winners determined by popular vote. Read more about the contest and how to enter here. The contest deadline is October 2, 2020. 

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New and Improved Metro Bus Routes Are Coming to South King County

by Mark Van Streefkerk


Changes are coming to South King County’s Metro bus routes on September 19 that will grant greater connectivity between Renton, Auburn, and Kent. The increased integration will provide more transit options for workers in the area, new Sunday service for some routes, and a flexible on-demand service for the Algona-Pacific area. An important addition is Route 160, which will connect Renton, Kent and Auburn, a corridor slated to become the Rapid Ride I-Line in 2023. 

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