Change Makers

Change Makers Program

The Change Makers program is a community that supports the transition from middle school to high school, and from high school to post-secondary life, emphasizing academic support and personal awareness. All Eligible Change Makers upon high school graduation will receive a four-year scholarship to attend Seattle University.

About the Change Makers cohort:

  • We consist of 15 to 20 scholars per grade at Washington Middle School (8th grade only) and Garfield High School.
  • We focus on community building, academic readiness and group-identified interests.
  • The goal is for our scholars to feel encouraged to use their innate power as civically engaged leaders who graduate on time with a path to college and/or a career.
  • Scholars work with Seattle University student mentors to achieve these goals.


Afterschool drop-in tutoring happens twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:40 to 5:00pm in the Garfield High School library. Students from Seattle University are available to support scholars with homework, test prep and more! 

Apply to be a Change Maker here!

For more information, contact Change Makers Program Manager, Makaelah Smith, (206) 220-8246