New Connections has a 20-year history of serving the Kent and the South King County communities. Our mission is to connect justice-involved youth, adults, and families for a fresh start with education and resources.
Fresh Start Program
Fresh Start facilitates personal enrichment curriculum in the Kent area to youth, adults, and families who are facing challenges and barriers in their lives. Our goal is to empower youth to build and develop skills to disengage from self destructive behavior.
— Lana Matthews, Founder
New Connections VPR (Violence, Peace and Restoration) Project
The New Connections VPR (Violence, Peace and Restoration) Project is part of our signature “Fresh Start” program for youth. This project uses photography as a medium for youth in South King County to document their dual experiences of peace and violence, restore connections to their community, and channel their collective voice to reflect upon and communicate issues of critical concern to their own communities.
- Office Work
- Yard Work
Driver's License / Re Licensing program
- Petitioning courts, collections
- Ignition Interlock
- Accidents and Insurance companies
Depending on the suspension there is a fee of $70.
Basic needs program
- Mailing address
- Snack packs
- Hygiene packs
- Socks, gloves, scarves
- Assistance with applications to access services and resources.
Gowns for grads
Removes financial barriers to senior year celebrations.
- Caps and Tassels
- Free senior photo events
- Gowns and Stoles
- Yearbook assistance
It costs $350 per senior. We welcome any donations. As a 501C-3 non profit all donations can be a tax write off.
Visit Gownsforgrads.org for more information.