Seattle University Youth Initiative K-12 Program is looking for
volunteers/service learners to provide academic support to youth in our partner schools. Opportunities are available throughout the school day (anytime between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM) and/or during after school programs (3:30 - 5:00 PM). Tutoring arrangements and learning activities vary from site to site: some of our volunteers tutor one-to-one; some tutor small groups; and some work within classrooms. The academic emphasis is on literacy, although this typically overlaps with a broad range of educational and emotional support needs, such as helping students with writing and math, assisting students with homework, or providing individual support and encouragement for a child facing a variety of personal and academic challenges. A minimum commitment of one hour per week for three months is required of all volunteers.
Year-Long Commitment: We are looking for Redhawk
Academic Mentors to serve at Washington Middle School.
The Redhawk Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) is designed to
foster success for youth, living in the Seattle University Youth Initiative
geographic zone, as they transition from Elementary school to Washington Middle
School. RAMP matches 6th graders with academic mentors—specially trained SU
undergraduates. Redhawk Academic Mentors meet one-to-one with their sixth grade
students once a week during the school day. Redhawk Academic Mentors also
support a small cohort of sixth graders (10 students) two afternoons a
week. Academic support is the primary
focus of all mentoring sessions. However
our mentors are trained to support the social and emotional growth of their mentees,
utilizing the “check and connect” model.
Volunteers must attend a tutor orientation training session
prior to being placed in our partner schools
Click here to register for an orientation.