Tutor Youth in Foster Care in Kent

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Treehouse

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Treehouse provides academic and other essential support for more than 7,000 youth in foster care across Washington state each year. Our integrated, research-based services ensure that kids receive the support they need to succeed in school, fulfill key material needs, and provide important childhood experiences that every youth deserves and needs to graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers with a plan for their future.

Through Treehouse’s Graduation Success program, we connect middle and high school students with volunteers who provide personalized academic support to help them achieve their goals. Graduation Success Volunteers and students meet once a week for an hour at a public location easily accessible to the youth (library, community center, etc.). We have a need for volunteers in Kent, and the public library is one of several possible meeting locations. Being able to commit to a consistent meeting schedule for the duration of the school year in which you are matched is an important consideration for prospective volunteers to be aware of. Other desired attributes include:

  • Afternoon availability
  • Ability to help with at least one subject at the high school level
  • Strength-based approach
  • Candidates who are bilingual, male and/or from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply

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About Treehouse

Location:

2100 - 24th Ave. South, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98144, US

Mission Statement

Giving Foster Kids a Childhood and a Future We envision - and strive to create - a world where every child that has experienced foster care has the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and become productive members of our community.

Description

Each morning, nearly 10,000 children in foster care in Washington State wake up to unfamiliar surroundings.

In foster care, they are safe from physical harm and dangerous neglect, but they are far from out of the woods socially, emotionally and academically. Trauma and loss, changes in homes and schools, and emotional upheaval cause them to perform worse than their peers on every academic measure.

Treehouse is taking on these challenges with fierce optimism by providing youth in foster care with access to the services they equally deserve to be successful in school and in life.

Treehouse is dedicated to closing the achievement gap between youth in foster care and their peers forever.

By providing our students with the academic and other essential support that all kids need to succeed, we’ve watched them become more self-determined and invested in their education than ever before. And despite the challenges our students face in foster care, their graduation rates are on the rise.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

212 2nd Ave NKent, WA 98032

(47.38267,-122.2342)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Regular 1-1.5 hr. shift/wk. for the duration of the school year in which you are matched with a student.
  • Complete volunteer application, provide two professional references, attend the volunteer orientation, and pass a national background check.

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