YOU CAN HELP! Be a tutor for program at 2 West Seattle schools

A tutoring program serving schools around Seattle, including two here, is looking for help. Maybe you can answer the call. Here’s the announcement:

Invest in Youth is a Seattle-based non-profit organization that provides free tutoring to local elementary students across the city, including at Roxhill Elementary and Fairmount Park Elementary, both in West Seattle. We are looking for volunteer tutors to work with students this school year. Will you join us this fall?

Tutoring begins in early October, runs through May and takes place once every week at one of our six conveniently located schools across the city.

The program is pretty straight-forward. Each tutor is matched with the same student for the whole school year and the pair works together on things like playing math games, reading stories or working on homework, for an hour once a week. Educational materials and activities, training and support, and heartfelt appreciation are provided at every session.

The impact of Invest in Youth’s tutoring program is dramatic:

· 100% of classroom teachers agreed that Invest in Youth was a valuable resource for their students.
· Students in our program made an average gain of 10 points on their MAP tests, which is twice the national average.
· Our volunteers collectively provided more than 3,000 hours of FREE academic support to students in need during the 2014-2015 school year.
· Tutors felt that the lasting bond they form with their student is the most meaningful element of the program.

We are looking for volunteer tutors to join us this fall. Apply today!

For more information or to apply to be a tutor, please visit our website: or contact Alison at Can’t commit to the full school year? Become a substitute tutor or share this with your friends who might be interested.

4 Replies to "YOU CAN HELP! Be a tutor for program at 2 West Seattle schools"

  • WSEA October 6, 2015 (1:56 pm)

    I’m curious why its only those 2 schools. Fairmount is not considered dis-advanced either.

    Seems like a great idea to get other involved. Maybe other schools can get added.

    • WSB October 6, 2015 (2:08 pm)

      More information about the schools they serve is at the page linked to the word “schools” in the announcement. And if you have specific questions you’d want answered before getting involved, please contact the person whose e-mail is included. Volunteers are a precious resource and not at all easy to find, for anything in which they’re needed, so anyone who can help will be appreciated, I’m told. – TR

  • BJG October 6, 2015 (7:42 pm)

    There is also the Youth Tutoring Program at Neighborhood House in High Point. I have been tutoring students from Sanislo, Gatewood, and other local schools twice a week there. Most students have come from immigrant bilingual families in the area. I have enjoyed them all and the late afternoon hours work well for working tutors. There are probably other programs as well..just don’t them all.

  • Cid October 7, 2015 (7:54 am)

    This will be my third year tutoring with Invest in Youth at Roxhill. I can easily spare an hour out of my week, and as a retired teacher I can tell you that working one on one with a student pays off in ways you may not realize at the time. All you need is patience and a commitment to be there for them for that hour each week. I’d highly recommend this.

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