Mission, Vision, Values

Mission, Vision, Values


Invest in Youth exists to enhance the academic abilities, self-confidence and life prospects of struggling learners in the Seattle Public Schools.

Invest in Youth fulfills its mission by pairing third through fifth grade students with volunteer tutors from the Seattle business community. Unlike many other tutoring programs available in the Seattle Public Schools, Invest in Youth matches each volunteer tutor with a single student for the entire school year. This arrangement fosters a truly meaningful tutor-student relationship as the pair spends time identifying the student’s strengths and weaknesses and tracking progress from week to week. It is an extremely rewarding experience for both students and their tutors!


Invest in Youth envisions a community where all children are confident, capable learners who engage with and look for solutions to the challenges around them.


  • Compassion – Our work is driven by care, kindness and consideration.
  • Collaboration – We partner with each school and adapt our program and each tutoring session to the needs of students.
  • DeterminationGrit, effort and resiliency are paramount to success.
  • Integrity – We have high standards for trust and consistency.