Make a difference in West Seattle: Mentor a student living in low-income housing!


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


6400 Sylvan Way SW (room 112)Seattle, WA 98126
YTP- Providing tutoring and mentoring services in Seattle to youth grades 1-12 since 1991.


Do you care about educational equity? Do you want to support a student in your community facing barriers to success? The Youth Tutoring Program needs caring and dedicated volunteers like you to be mentors and tutors for students living in West Seattle’s low and mixed-income housing community, High Point.

YTP serves a diverse group of students, 99% of whom are children of color and many who come from 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 can catch-up and get ahead in school.

Not only do we train our volunteers to be effective tutors, we provide our volunteers with the tools (such as individualized tutor plans and skill-building activities) so that you have what you need to make a difference!

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

Why Volunteer?

-Make a difference in your community

-Earn service hours

-Have an impact on populations in need

-Build job skills

-It's fun!

Our ideal volunteer is:





The High Point tutoring center is open the following times:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for three sessions each: 4:20-5:20, 5:30-6:30, and 6:40-7:40.

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

We accept tutor applications all year long!

The minimum age for volunteering is 14, and High School students are encouraged to volunteer!

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
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • 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 three reference forms

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