Youth Programs & Initiatives


For over 25 years, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Gonzaga University has paired well-trained 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 youth programs and initiatives have expanded by leaps and bounds. Today, we run 8 distinct youth programs and initiatives in 12 Spokane Public Schools, with approximately 400 Gonzaga students serving over 700 youth each year.


Prior to applying, please make sure you will be able to keep the required length of commitment:

One Semester: GAME, Smile, Zag Study Buddies
Two Semesters/One Full Academic Year: Campus Kids, Connections, Eye to Eye, Gonzaga Family Haven, Sparks

Applications will be considered as soon as they are submitted.




*New & Returning Mentors:

 Please don't hesitate to contact Bailley Wootton (509.313.6821, should you have questions about how to navigate the application process! We're happy to help and glad for your desire to engage with our youth!