School-Based Programs

The mission of Whitman's school-based community programs is to connect to the community, educate K-12 students and teachers, and allow students to engage in experiences that cultivate futures and inspire the exploration of science. Programs include: Art for Eagles, Advanced Studies Enrichment, America Reads/America Counts, the Blue Ridge Partnership, College Coaches, Cool the Schools, Green Park Bilingual, the Planetarium, science classroom programs, Science Summer Institute, the Storytime Project and the Whitman Mentor program.

The Student Engagement Center has partnered with a number of local schools to provide volunteer opportunities for students. Click the links below to find out about some of Whitman's school-based volunteer opportunities.

  • America Reads/America Counts

    America Reads/America Counts is designed to enhance primary- and secondary-level reading and math skills of children in Walla Walla, while providing Whitman College students the opportunity to give back to their community, gain work experience, and earn money.

  • College Coaches

    College Coaches is a school-based community service program working to serve local high school students.

  • Science Outreach

    The Science Outreach program inspires Walla Walla Valley teachers and students to explore science through an Advance Studies Enrichment Program, a spring science fair, classroom programs, and a Summer Institute for Teachers.

  • Story Time Project

    Whitman College Storytime Project volunteers travel to classrooms, daycares, and libraries throughout Walla Walla to read stories to two through seven year olds.

  • Walla Walla Whitman Imaginative Writing Partnership

    The Walla Walla Whitman Imaginative Writing Partnership was launched in 2012 to provide further opportunities for imaginative writing in Walla Walla public schools, while also providing Whitman student writers with an opportunity to share their passion and talent for writing with younger students.

  • Whitman Mentor Program

    The mentor program pairs Whitman students with approximately 100 local K-5 students at 6 local elementary schools.

  • Whitman Teaches the Movement

    Whitman Teaches the Movement