The Seattle University Youth Initiative is a long-term commitment by Seattle University faculty, staff and students from all disciplines to join with parents, the Seattle School District, the City of Seattle, and more than 30 community organizations to help children of Seattle succeed in school and life. The university’s immediate goal at Gatzert School is to unite the wider community to improve academic achievement of youth living in the Bailey Gatzert neighborhood while strengthening and widening education of Seattle University Students.
America SCORES Seattle provides elementary school students from under-served communities with a five-day-a-week after school program
combining literacy and athletics. With teamwork as the unifying value, America SCORES Seattle inspires youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students and become agents of change in their communities.
Seattle Music Partners’ free after-school program is an innovative combination of music instruction and mentoring. For 11 years, SMP has worked with elementary and middle school students in Seattle’s Central District. We also provide a unique opportunity for skilled musicians to give back to their community as music tutors.
Seattle Music Partners provides the opportunity for 4th and 5th grade students at Bailey Gatzert Elementary to participate in one-on-one music lessons with their tutors on Thursday afternoons and group music playing and learning on Friday afternoons. As a program participant, each student will be placed with a high school, college, or community musician for individual lessons on their instrument. Through
these individual lessons, group activities and ensemble playing, 4th and 5th graders will learn to read music, play an instrument, and make music as part of an orchestra or band. We also provide instruments to participants and transportation where needed.
Students showcase their new skills by performing in several recitals each year. In addition, SMP is dedicated to partnering with school staff to bring music enrichment programs into the schools, including hosting touring musicians and arranging for field trips to music performances.
Invest In Youth
OUR MISSION- Invest in Youth enhances the academic abilities, self-confidence and life prospects of struggling learners in the Seattle Public Schools.
Invest in Youth fulfills its mission by pairing adult volunteer tutors with academically challenged 2-5th grade students for one day per week after school. This hour of one-on-one time between adult and child focuses on academic skill-building activities and preparatory materials for an end of the year event. Without the dedication of this self-disciplined and consistent tutor corp, Invest in
Youth students would not have the opportunity to focus on challenges presented by their math and reading homework.
In a nutshell, students benefit from the teaching and the development of the relationship with their tutors and the tutors
experience the rewards of enriching young lives.
Invest in Youth tutors work with Bailey Gatzert students on Tuesday afternoons in the library and in 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. This
year, our focus is on supporting students in math.
Childcare before and after-school
Available Mondays, Wednesdays, and alternate Fridays
Availble Mondays and Wednesdays