City of Seattle Youth Orca Program for Low Income Families

The City of Seattle’s Youth ORCA program distributes ORCA cards to high school and middle school students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools that are not eligible for an ORCA card from the Seattle Public Schools (see Transportation Service Standards here). To be eligible, high school and middle school students must live in a household that is within the income thresholds listed in the table in the application (same income requirement as ORCA LIFT). The ORCA cards are valid on King County Metro, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit, and Everett Transit.

The program is accepting new applications now! Download the 2017 – 2018 application here. Students may submit completed applications to YouthORCA@seattle.gov. Students enrolled in the program during the 2016 – 2017 school year, do not need to submit a new application if they are attending the same school.

More information here. Email or call with questions: YouthORCA@seattle.gov or (206) 256-ORCA (6722).