In an ideal world, every young person would have the opportunity to achieve an education that meets their individual needs and goals. However, many low-income young people in our community experience barriers to accessing education. Seattle Education Access provides low-income young people individualized support and advocacy as they navigate the complex systems of higher education and financial aid.
Seattle Education Access provides higher education advocacy and opportunity to young people struggling to overcome poverty and adversity throughout King County.
• To provide the personal attention, mentorship, technical assistance, and moral support that low-income young people need to navigate the complex systems of higher education and financial aid.
• To connect low-income young people with information and resources, and support them in creating an individualized plan to meet their higher education goals.
• To advocate for and with low-income young people, and empower them to develop their own voices as they pursue their higher education.
• To provide financial resources that help low-income young people access higher education and meet their basic needs while in school.
In the inherent worth and dignity of each human being.
That education is a human right.
That every person deserves an education that meets their individual needs and goals.
That education is a lifelong process.
That institutional racism and systemic injustices create substantial barriers to access and opportunity.
That every person is the expert on their own life.
In the right of every individual to self-determination.
In the power of community and supportive relationships.
That the success of our organization is measured by the well-being and success of our students.
All religions and worldviews
All ethnic, cultural, and national backgrounds
All immigration statuses
All sexual orientations
All the intersections of these identities