In 2011, Jill Hearne, PhD. (IIY board advisor) and Linda Elman, PhD. continued their two year assessment of Invest in Youth’s after school tutoring program. Funded by the Washington Educational Research Association, the 2011 evaluation followed the general structure of the 2010 Program Evaluation. Key results are summarized below. Improving on the 2010 evaluation In [...]
Dear Invest in Youth tutors and supporters, This fall Invest in Youth will begin its fifteenth school year matching local professionals with elementary school students for weekly tutoring and mentoring sessions. In addition to being an important anniversary year for Invest in Youth, 2011 also marks the beginning of a new chapter for the organization. [...]
This was one of my harder interviews. Rebecca Sosinski has been the Invest in Youth (IIY) Program Director since September, 2007 and her last day with IIY is June 30. She will be sorely missed by all who have come into contact with her. Her decision to leave was not easy, but giving birth to [...]
Meet Courtney Jones-Vanderleest, Invest in Youth’s (IIY) part-time Executive Director who began work in late February. A recent arrival from Tucson, AZ (yes, she likes our clouds and rain), Courtney brings a wide variety of professional and educational experience to our tutoring program. She recently served as Program Director for a large Community Center in [...]
Invest in Youth announced today that D.A. Davidson & Co., a financial services firm based in Great Falls, Mont. and celebrating 75 years in business, has made an unsolicited donation to their organization. They were chosen by associates in Davidson’s Seattle office to be the recipient of the local funds to honor their work in [...]
An interesting article by the Rand Corporation discussing the impact of supplemental educational services.
Courtney Hampson, former tutor For three years of high school, my mom picked me up after school and we headed across the bridge to Rainier Beach to tutor with Invest in Youth. During my time there, I was able to work with two remarkable girls, but one truly impacted my life and still moves me [...]
Invest in Youth is pleased to introduce Meredith Barrett, the new part-time Program Director for Invest in Youth who began working this past August. Meredith is a Port Townsend native who left the Northwest to attend Smith College and also teach for a year in Japan. Since graduating from college in 2002, Meredith has had [...]
The following is an evaluation of the Invest in Youth tutoring program conducted by Jill Hearne, Ph.D. (board advisor) and Linda Elman, Ph.D. The Invest in Youth (IIY) after school tutoring program has increased steadily in scope and proficiency since its inception in 1997. Beginning in October of the 2009-2010 school year, there were 89 [...]
I’m pleased to tell you that your nomination has been selected to receive one of the 2010 Volunteer Service Awards. This award represents Wells Fargo’s appreciation for the incredible contribution you make to the community.