In the fall of 2010, Seattle University launched the Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI), a long-term commitment that unites our campus and the wider community to create a pipeline of support for low-income and vulnerable youth and families living in the Bailey Gatzert neighborhood. That same fall, the Children's Literacy Project (CLP) merged with the Center for Service and Community Engagement. The merge greatly enhanced our capacity. It also changed some aspects of the CLP. First, we redeployed our resources to focus on activities in our SUYI Pipeline Schools: Bailey Gatzert Elementary, Washington Middle School, and Garfield High School. Second, we now pay close attention to the impact we have on K-12 academic progress. And third, we stopped referring to ourselves as the Children's Literacy Project. Instead we are now known as the Seattle University Youth Initiative K-12 Program. But our goal has remained the same: to provide the academic support and encouragement to youth so that they are successful in school and in life.
Each quarter we recruit, train and place volunteers, service learners and academic mentors at Bailey Gatzert, Washington Middle School and Garfield High School. We invite you to participate! To Inspire Youth and to Impact our local community.
CURRENT VOLUNTEERS/MENTORS/SERVICE LEARNERS Register here for Training III! Please remember that Training III is a required training that only needs to be completed once.
NEW VOLUNTEERS AND SERVICE LEARNERS are required to attend an Orientation Session prior to volunteering.
Thank you for expressing interest as a NEW Volunteer/Mentor but we are no longer recruiting for spring quarter. We post orientation information a month prior to the start of the quarter, please check back for orientation dates/times being held for Fall '13.
Spring Quarter Trainings:
Training #2: Tutoring Teaching Strategies. (Only needs to be completed once an academic year)
Saturday, April 27th: 9am-12pm at Bailey Gatzert
*Washington Middle School Mentors Only:
Saturday, April 27th: 9am-12pm Student Center Pavilion, Rm 051
Training #3: Seattle Public Schools Equity Training. (Only needs to be completed once)
Tuesday, May 28th: 6pm-7:30pm at PAVL 50
Wednesday, May 29th: 6pm-7:30pm at PAVL 51
If you are a Returing Tutor/Volunteer, we are finished with placements for Spring quarter. Please fill out the returning volunteer form at the start of the quarter. (As a returning student, you are not required to attend orientation).
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or visit us at the Center for Service and Community Engagement.