The Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI) connects resources to our partner schools to form a pathway of academic support for youth attending local preschools, Bailey Gatzert Elementary, Washington Middle School and Garfield High School.
Our goal is to ensure that youth graduate from high school and are prepared to succeed in college and in life. In partnership with teachers and community organizations, we provide tutoring and academic support, reinforce academic behaviors and learning strategies, promote student engagement and motivation and provide college awareness and readiness opportunities. The types of activities offered and the level of resources available vary from site to site. Providing youth with positive adult relationships in a safe structured setting is fundamental to all SUYI engagement.
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All SUYI student employees and volunteers are required to complete an application, attend an orientation, participate in an anti-racist training and complete a background check prior to serving in a SUYI Partner School. Log into Handshake to view our current position listings.
Jumpstart is a national early education opportunity for college students to serve preschool children in underserved communities.
We hire experienced Seattle U student leads at each of our elementary, middle and high school partner sites.
Undergraduate Student Employees provide invaluable support in our operations.