Get Involved with Gateways
For 17 years, we’ve been showing incarcerated youth their potential – and that this community is here to support them.
Your donation today is an investment in the future of each young person we serve.
Tuition Support for Incarcerated Youth
- $1300 – sponsorship of the Gateways college seminar for 10 youth during one quarter.
- $250 – academic mentor program supplies for one quarter.
- $130 – subsidized tuition for one youth to earn college credits through the Gateways college seminar taught inside juvenile correctional institutions.
- $25 – educational supplies for one youth for one quarter.
Continuous Program Needs
- Gift Cards: Office Supply and Grocery*
- Golf pencils and non-spiral notebooks*
- New USB drives and Blank CDs*
- Orca and Intercity Transit cards
* Regulations govern what we can accept. Contacting us prior to giving is best.
Gifts to Gateways for Incarcerated Youth are made through the Evergreen State College Gateways for Incarcerated Youth in Olympia, WA. The foundation is a public charity registered in Washington State (www.sos.wa.gov/charities)
- Apply to be an Academic Mentor - math tutors especially needed.
- Connect transitioning youth to vocational opportunities.
- Host an event to raise awareness or funds.
- Invite Gateways to speak to your group.
- Organize a donation drive.
Gateways for Incarcerated Youth is honored to be one of 11 national grantees partnering with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Forward Promise Initiative to promote opportunities for the health and success of middle school- and high school-aged boys and young men of color.
Learn more about the amazing work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Forward Promise Initiative.
Individuals interested in supporting and advocating for the educational needs of incarcerated youth are encouraged to learn more about the School to Prison Pipeline and Disproportionate Minority Contact:
School to Prison Pipeline
- https://www.aclu.org/school-prison-pipeline (National)
- http://www.teamchild.org/stp/toolkit.htm (Washington State)
Disproportionate Minority Contact
- http://www.modelsforchange.net/about/Action-networks/Disproportionate-minority-contact.html (national)
- http://www.dshs.wa.gov/pdf/ojj/DMC/DMC_Final_Report_2013.pdf ( Washington State)
Connect with Us
- Office Location: Center for Community Based Learning and Action at the Evergreen State College
- Inquiries: Lee Thornhill, Manager
- Phone: 360.867.6025
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org