Center for Service and Community Engagement
Children and Youth

K-12 Partnerships

  • All of our partner schools are within walking distance or a short bus ride away from campus.  Opportunities are available throughout the school day (anytime between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM) and/or during after school programs (3:00 - 5:00 PM).  The type of service varies from site to site: some of our volunteers tutor one-to-one; some tutor small groups; and some work within classrooms. Be sure to visit each school's web site (links below) as you consider which program best fits your availability and interest.

    Bailey Gatzert Elementary School

     After School Program:   Monday – Thursday - 3:00-5:15 PM 
    Work with kindergarteners and first graders in small groups on reading, math and homework in the Brain Train, or help 2nd and 3rd graders improve math skills, or work with grades 4 &5 on homework, skill building.  A variety of enrichment activities are also offered each day including STEM club, film production, photography, soccer, chess etc. ALL after school sessions are facilitated by Seattle U students!
     Daytime Classroom Assistants:  Monday- Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm - Limited need for classroom assistants.  

    Washington Middle School 

    Redhawk Academic Mentoring Program:

     The Redhawk Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) is designed to support youth as they transition from elementary school to Washington Middle School.  RAMP matches 6th graders with SU undergraduates.  Academic Mentors meet one-to-one with their mentees once a week during the school day.  RAMP also provides programming for youth after school 2:30pm-4:15pm, M-TH.  Mentors are asked to make a year-long commitment.

    Other WMS Opportunities: Be a classroom assistant during the school day. M – F, 7:50 – 2:20 and or work with youth after school 2:30 – 4:15 M -F

    Garfield High School 

    After school: 

    Mon – Thur. 2:30 – 4:15 Tutor high school students in core academic subjects or mentor youth through the college application process.  The SUYI K12 Program staff will connect you with our partner organizations Y Scholars and Upward Bound on-site at Garfield.    

     Middle College High School 

    Support youth with college and career planning - Mondays and Wednesdays 2-3. MCHS is located on Seattle U's campus.

    Volunteers must complete a K-12 Service  application an attend an orientation session prior to being placed in a school.  Click here to get started.