Youth Programs & Initiatives

For 20 years, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Gonzaga University has paired well-trained and passionate college students together with school youth from the Spokane community. Started in 1995 with the creation of Campus Kids at Stevens and Logan Elementary, CCE's mentoring programs have expanded by leaps and bounds. Today, we run 7 distinct youth programs and initiatives in 12 Spokane Public Schools, with approximately 400 Gonzaga students serving over 700 youth each year. Current programs include:

·         Eye to Eye

·         Campus Kids

·         Connections

·         Smile

·         Sparks (High School Mentoring)

·         GAME

·         Zag Study Buddies

If you have any questions regarding Gonzaga's mentoring programs, please contact Bailley Wootton at 509-313-6821 or

Project: Inspire

Project: Inspire was created through the Center for Community Engagement's Wolff Fellowship Program at Gonzaga University. Our mission is to help students who are labeled as different thinkers and their families by connecting them with a successful Gonzaga student with the same or similar Learning Disability. It is through the power of conversation that we hope to:

• Promote self advocacy in the classroom
• Turn a “Disability” into a great asset
• Find that we are not alone in our Learning Disabilities

Whether you are a Gonzaga student or a family/student looking to connect, you may sign up here:

For more information please contact Wolff Fellow Madison Rose.

Center for Community Action and Service Learning
Mailing Address
Box #2472
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258-2472
Location: Hemmingson Center, 206 & 010
Office hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm, M-F
Phone: 509.313.6824
Fax: 509.313.6868