Youth Programs & Initiatives

Overview

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. Scroll down to see our Programs below.

Apply

Thank you for your interest in Gonzaga's Youth Program & Initiatives. Current Gonzaga students are eligible to apply to be a mentor. See below for instructions.

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

One Semester: Smile, Zag Study Buddies
Two Semesters/One Full Academic Year: Campus Kids, Connections, GAME, Eye 2 Eye, Sparks, Walking School Bus @ Logan

Applications will be considered as soon as they are submitted.

 

*New & Returning Mentors:

 Please don't hesitate to contact Abbey Martin (509.313.6828, martina2@gonzaga.edu) or Brandi Praytor-Marsters (509.313.6486, marsters@gonzaga.edu) 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!