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 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.
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.