Community Educational Opportunities

Our community offers a variety of ways to support education in Kitsap County.  
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Host families are needed for exchange students from around the world. Your home could welcome a student (you choose boy or girl) and they would attend the high school closest to your home. Hosting an exchange student often means you will find that you have added a wonderful new member to your family. All students are non-smokers, non-drinkers, have been screened and  passed all background checks, have been personally recommended by their principals for their character and are on the top tier, academically, in their schools. Students come with medical insurance, a monthly allowance, cell phone, lap top and a huge desire to experience our culture.  The host families are to provide the high school student with their own bed, meals and a place to study. Students arrive in August and fly home in July. They are eager to see and experience family life in the U.S and hopefully see some area attractions. The non-profit foundation is A.F.I.C.E, ( Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange and is one of the oldest and most highly regarded exchange programs in America. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact me anytime. Contact: Kristi York, AFICE Area Coordinator, (206) 387-6554,  and Blue Star Museums offers free admission to military families at over 2,000 museums nation-wide.  View the list of Washington museums here.

Share your family's world with an international high school exchange student. Volunteer host families are needed for students coming from over twenty countries around the world, who all share a dream – to experience the American way of life! Host families come in all shapes and sizes: single or married adults, with or without children who can provide a bed, three-meals a day and a loving home for one or two students. Aspect Foundation students are between the ages of 15-18, and are accepted into the program based on English-proficiency, academic excellence, and maturity. They attend their host family’s local high school and become active, engaged members of the family and the community. To hear from some of our host families and students, visit the Aspect Foundation blog: or  To learn more about becoming a host family, please contact local international coordinator Jodi Moore at 360-874-9292. 

Thinking about hosting this year? Exchange cultures with students from around the world! Give the change of a lifetime to a High School Student from Europe, Asia or South America. We're looking for loving families to show students authentic American culture. You choose a student from the applications. The students all have several years of classroom English. Students carry their own insurance and are responsible for their own expenses outside of your home. Families provide: Conversation in a real American home (all shapes and sizes), a place to sleep. ( Students may share a room with host sibling of the same gender), meals (regular breakfast and dinner, and a sack lunch for school), support and friendship, as your student discovers a new world & themselves along the way. Please call for information. Coordinator: Karen Moore (360) 598-2341.

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Drama Kids offers exciting programs for ages 4 to 18. Kids who take our classes have tons of fun and develop important confidence-building skills that will help them personally and academically.

Activities include: Improvisations, Mini-scripts, Speaking skills, Character analysis, Theater games, Creative movement, Performances

If you want your child to get a jump on achievement, enroll them today. Space is limited.  


Learn to Speak Spanish
Foreign Language for Youth is offering Spanish classes for students in grades 1-5 at Richard Gordon, Suquamish and Poulsbo Elementary before or after school.  Tuition is $349.  Ask about our scholarships and payment plans.  To register go to: or for more information, contact Konni Barich at or (360)779-5269 or visit

The Kitsap Historical Society Museum in Bremerton, Washington welcomes school groups of all ages to tour the permanent and temporary exhibit galleries. Students can learn about Kitsap's past through Sound People, Sound Visions, taking a stroll down Main Street and explore the Hands-On Gallery. Research opportunities are also available to students and teachers through the Museum's archives which are a rich resource for local history. For more information: or (360)479-6226.


Kitsap Regional Library continually offers a variety of programs for toddlers, children, teens and adults at all three North Kitsap branch libraries in Poulsbo, Kingston and Little Boston. Check out the online calendar for the most up-to-date listing of programs.

On campus care at all North Kitsap elementary schools, Care from 6am until 6pm including extended care during Early Release and Half-Day Furlough afternoons, Non School Day care at Poulsbo Elementary during teacher in-service days, breaks and throughout the summer, DSHS Childcare Subsidy accepted, Several options for care to fit your budget (scheduled, drop in, punch card), AM & PM snacks provided, Homework help, Active Minds, Healthy Hearts, Lessons for Life, Easy registration and start-up process, and Programs available at our other centers for younger siblings. Contact (360) 394-4089 for more information, or stop by and meet the staff.


The winner of the Miss West Sound competition goes on to represent our community at the Miss Washington competition and has the potential to compete for the title of Miss America. To be eligible to compete for Miss West Sound 2014, contestants must be female, between 17-24 years of age, a high school graduate by June, submit the application by the deadline and meet other requirements, as set forth by the Miss America Organization. Contact: Executive Director, Amanda Cheatham.

Families with children pre-school to age 12 are invited to Family Day, the first Saturday of every month from October through May. Call 360-396-5547 for more  

Get connected to resources for military families including student scholarships. Military service members and their dependents around the world can work with a certified, professional tutor online 24/7 at for help with homework, studying, test prep, resume writing, and more, the minute they need it at no charge. For more resources, please contact Heather Carrell, School Liaison Officer for Naval Base Kitsap at (360) 396-5139.

1st and 3rd Tuesday of Each Month, 6pm-8pm
Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers
For more information visit, email, or call (888) 313-9331

Offering enrichment programs for kids entering grades 4 – 12 in 3D Animation, Stop-Motion Animation, 2D Drawing and Animation, LEGO Robotics, Digital Photography/Graphics, Web Design, Flash Animation, Exploring Guitar and Theater Games. Programs available at the Poulsbo and Bremerton campuses. For more information, call (360) 475-7786.

Stillwaters is an environmental education center in the Carpenter Creek watershed of Kingston. The mission of Stillwaters Environmental Education Center is to teach, inspire and support individuals and organizations to achieve sustainability in the use of Earth's resources.
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