DiscoverU was bigger and better than ever! 
See how our region celebrated DiscoverU week.

The Road Map Project is a region-wide effort aimed at improving education to drive dramatic improvement in student achievement from cradle to college and career in South King County and South Seattle. 

The Road Map Project is supported by the Community Center for Education Results (CCER), a nonprofit organization.
DiscoverU puts college & career in the spotlight!
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make DiscoverU a major success! This year, more people than ever helped put a spotlight on college and career for all students. Both inside and outside schools, students of all ages thought about their futures and how education can help them reach their dreams. This couldn't have happened without support and participation around the region. Please scroll down for a wrap-up of DiscoverU week, along with other Road Map Project updates. 

Thanks again!

-CCER team

DiscoverU week a big success! 

Last week wasn't just any old week in our region! Schools, districts, community partners, individuals and many others participated in DiscoverU, a week-long celebration of career and college exploration for students of all ages.
As part of DiscoverU, educators wore college gear, spoke with students about their college/career paths and engaged students in fun college/career exploration activities. Here are a few examples of the creative DiscoverU efforts that happened in our region:
  • Kindergarten classrooms were decorated with college posters
  • A local college created videos of staff and professors discussing the pathways that led them to their careers
  • School groups visited Amazon, Nordstrom and Boeing to explore the many careers they support
Outside of schools, DiscoverU supporters took to social media to share college or career selfies and write about their pathways. Pictures, videos and text posts streamed in through the #DiscoverU hashtag.  You can view a  recap of posts shared throughout the week  on Storify, which doesn't require a social media account to access.

Did you participate in DiscoverU this year? If so, we'd love to hear your feedback on how we can make improvements for next year. Please take a few moments to complete a six-question survey -- CLICK HERE to share your input. We also plan to convene a DiscoverU planning team next year.  If you are interested in being part of that, please email

Thanks again to all who participated!
How can you support Best Starts for Kids?

Ballots are out and the November election is around the corner! The Road Map Project has officially endorsed Best Starts for Kids, which will invest in prevention and early intervention for children, youth, families and communities. We need your help in getting the word out about this important levy. 

There are lots of things Road Map Project partners can do to support Best Starts for Kids, even 501(c)3 organizations. Options include:
Please visit the King County Alliance for Human Services website for more information.
Road Map region schools win award, star in documentary

Three Road Map region schools were recently recognized by the KCTS 9 "Pathways to Excellence Awards," which celebrate schools that are making measurable progress in creating greater educational opportunity for all students.  

As part of the award, Chinook Elementary School (Auburn School District), Denny International Middle School (Seattle Public Schools) and Chief Sealth International High School (Seattle Public Schools) starred in a documentary that examined their innovative programs to close opportunity and achievement gaps. Congratulations to the schools and their hard-working staff and students!

You can view the entire half-hour special or 5-minute clips about each school online at