Empowering young people through long-term, supportive community relationships that prepare them to lead stable healthy, fulfilling lives.

Bringing together diverse community members to share ideas and facilitate change within the community.

“I saw that there were children in my son’s class who lacked school supplies, materials, and even food. It seemed so easy to invite the boy home with us after school. That snack break began a pivotal relationship for that child, and for us for more than twelve years.”

Marci Hennes
STAY Connected Advocate

Our stories and lives connected, and we started STAY Connected as an organization in 2014: a group of community members in south Bellevue decided to make a difference.