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Youth Tutoring Program

Youth Tutoring Program’s (YTP) Mission is to tutor, guide and inspire vulnerable youth living in public housing to achieve academic success. They create a challenging, safe and enriching environment where youth are matched with adults who offer academic support and mentoring throughout their school years. They partner with parents and advocate for students in their schools and in their communities.

YTP serves elementary, middle and high school youth living in Seattle’s low- and mixed-income, public housing communities. Ninety-nine percent of the participants are children of color, including 67% East African, 12% African American, and 11% Asian. Eighty-six percent of our students come from families where English is a second language, and 72% are 13 years old or younger. Forty-four percent of the students attending YTP tutoring centers have done so for at least three years consecutively.

Cumulative Grant: $289,000
SVP Funded: 1999-2004
Lead Partner: Molly Hanlon