The 2016-2017 school year will be Invest in Youth’s 20th year facilitating its one-on-one tutoring program. Unlike many other tutoring programs 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!
For a firsthand look at the Invest in Youth experience, check out our tutor-student interviews.
How it Works
In response to Seattle Public Schools’ bell time changes, Invest in Youth is expanding our programming as some of our schools. Most elementary schools will be releasing at 2:05 pm this year, and this creates a challenge for both our volunteers and our students’ families that will need to arrange after-school care. Invest in Youth will be implementing a small group enrichment hour at some of our schools. During the first hour of programming, Invest in Youth will facilitate small group time (with 1 adult to about 3-5 students) by bringing in partner organizations to run interactive lessons and activities. The schools participating will be: