Support Educational Equity: Be a one-to-one tutor for a student in South Seattle!

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


3 locations throughout South SeattleSeattle, WA 98118
YTP- Providing tutoring and mentoring services in Seattle to youth grades 1-12 since 1991.


Do you want to make an impact in your community? Do you support education equity? Give back to Seattle and make a meaningful difference in the life of a young person as a one-on-one tutor! Now more than ever, the Youth Tutoring Program needs caring and dedicated volunteers like you to be mentors and tutors for students living in three low-income housing communities in South Seattle.

YTP serves a diverse group of students, 99% of whom are children of color and many who come from East African immigrant and refugee families. We match tutors and students 1:1 to foster the best mentoring and tutoring relationships. We focus on skill building so our students to catch-up and get ahead in school.

No experience is necessary- not only do we train our volunteers to be effective tutors, we provide our volunteers with the tools they need (such as individualized tutor plans and skill-building activities) to make a difference!


We have three tutoring centers throughout South Seattle:

Lake Washington Apartments in Rainier Beach
9061 Seward Park Ave. S (community room), Seattle, WA 98118
hours: Mondays and Wednesdays for two sessions each 5:30-6:30pm, 6:40-7:40pm

Rainier Vista in Rainier Valley/Columbia City

4520 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle, WA98108
hours: Mondays and Wednesdays for three sessions each 4:20-5:20pm, 5:30-6:30pm, 6:40-7:40pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays for two sessions each 5:30-6:30pm, 6:40-7:40pm

New Holly in South Beacon Hill
7058 32nd Ave. S. (Suite 103), Seattle, WA 981181
hours: Mondays through Thursdays for three sessions each 4:20-5:20pm, 5:30-6:30pm, 6:40-7:40pm

Volunteers sign up for at least one hour per week, and are asked to commit to volunteering for six months.

We also have tutoring location offerings in West and North Seattle.

To hear about our program firsthand from one of our YTP families, check out this short video!

To learn more about our program or to get started as a volunteer, please visit and click on "Volunteer Now."

For questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at or 206-328-5659.


  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum 1 hr/wk ongoing
  • brief online application and 3 reference forms

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