K-12 Leadership Team
As a program of the Center for Service and Community Engagement and a key participant of the Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI), the K-12 Leadership Team provides academic assistance to youth in local schools. We are committed to 1) to helping Seattle University students grow into ethical and effective leaders, and 2) to neighborhood youth become successful in school and in life. To ensure positive outcomes on campus and in the community, the K-12 Academic Support Leadership Program offers a way for undergraduate students to develop as leaders in service.
Through participation in the K-12 Academic Support Leadership Program, participants will:
- Gain an understanding of the Seattle University Youth Initiative and long-term strategies to improve the academic achievement of neighborhood youth.
- Acquire skills for effective cross-cultural communication to build positive relationships with ethnically diverse low-income populations.
- Learn tutoring/teaching strategies to support the academic progress of elementary, middle and high school students in SUYI partner schools.
- Gain an understanding of being a leader for education equity through increased self-knowledge of personal values, communication and leadership styles, strengths, and areas of growth.
- Develop skills for creating quality service and reflection experiences among college peers.
- Connect service and leadership experiences to “vocational discernment”, or decisions made regarding future plans (e.g. chosen major, career path, post-graduate service, or graduate program).
14 Leadership positions are available at all SUYI partnership schools: six at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, four at Washington Middle School, and four at Garfield High School. Complete program description, duties, and responsibilities here.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist school staff with daily learning activities and preparation, and tutor/teach individuals and small groups of students to support and improve the academic achievement of elementary, middle school and or high school students in SUYI partner schools.
- Recruit and advise Seattle University volunteers engaged in service to SUYI partner schools.
- Co-facilitate quarterly volunteer orientations and site reflections.
- Plan and help facilitate SU student-led activities in after school programs that serve youth at school site.
- Record and report service activities each week via ANGEL.
- Participate in the fall CSCE Leadership Retreat, team meetings and regular professional development workshops.
- Commit to a minimum of five hours of service per week for the full academic year.
- Demonstrated reliability and strong work ethic
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Highly self-motivated and able to exercise initiative
- Experience working/volunteering with diverse populations
- Must enjoy working with youth.