In an ideal world, every young person would have the opportunity to achieve a complete education and build a fruitful life. The truth is that many of the young people in our community will never get the chance to go to college and achieve their dreams. That is true, unless people who can make a difference step in and change that reality.
Poverty and homelessness profoundly limit the lives of thousands of young people in King County. Seattle Education Access assists marginalized youth and young adults in gaining entry into colleges and completing degrees. We provide them with the resources they need to transition successfully to college, in order to finish their educations, leave poverty behind, and contribute to society.
Our doors are open to any low-income person under the age of 30 no matter their legal issues, parenting status, sexual orientation or immigration status. We offer a FREE, welcoming, non-judgmental approach to helping young people living in poverty get the education they need to thrive.
Seattle Education Access provides higher education advocacy and opportunity to young people struggling to overcome poverty and adversity throughout King County.
• To connect non-traditional students with the information and financial resources to help them achieve their dreams of a college education.
• To provide financial support that helps low-income youth access higher education and meet their housing and basic survival needs while in school.
• To provide the personal attention, mentoring, technical assistance, and moral support that marginalized youth need to navigate the complex systems of higher education and financial aid.
• To empower young people living in poverty to develop their own voices and succeed in the higher academic arena.
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
And the intersection of these identities