Programs For Local Families

From early learning to family engagement, academic-focused programs to special events, our connections span all ages and neighborhoods adjacent to the Seattle University campus. All are welcome.

Cradle To Career Pathway

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Early Learning Programs

Early Learning programs partner with families, teachers, administrators, care providers, and the community to collectively ensure children are ready to flourish in kindergarten and thrive in life.

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Jumpstart for Families

Working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed, Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in underserved communities.

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Family Engagement

Family Engagement connects with families who have youth enrolled in SUYI mentoring programs and families with early learners. We amplify and center family voices in our Redhawk Academic Mentoring Programs (RAMP) at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and Washington Middle School. We also support Early Learning programing and our Change Makers program.

Bailey Gatzert Elementary

Bailey Gatzert Elementary

Partnering with teachers, administrators, families and caregivers, the Redhawk Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School seeks to serve a diverse demographic with inclusive instruction, academic excellence, educational justice, and to build strong connections for scholars between school, home and community.

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Washington Middle School

The Redhawk Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) at Washington Middle School aims to be a safe place for students to find support in others to build, grow, and strengthen skills and relationships. We support academic achievement and social-emotional well-being. 

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High School Change Makers

The High School Change Makers program is a community cohort that supports the transitions in high school and from high school to post-secondary life, emphasizing academic support and personal awareness.