U.S. Senator Patty Murray met with staff and students on campus today, to learn more about the new Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI). The Washington native is briefly back in the Puget Sound area and set aside time to hear how the university is working with the Seattle Housing Authority, other government agencies and many others.
In February, Seattle University President Stephen Sundborg announced the launch of the SUYI. The initiative will bring the university’s entire campus community together to improve the academic achievement of low-income youth living in the Bailey Gatzert neighborhood, provide support for vulnerable families and strengthen the university’s educational programs.
The Youth Initiative will be a long-term campus-wide commitment by faculty, staff and students to join parents, the Seattle School District, the City of Seattle, faith communities and more than 30 community organizations to help children succeed in grades K-12, attend college and succeed in life.
For more information on the Seattle University Youth Initiative please visit: www.seattleu.edu/suyi