The University of Washington Dream Project
Connecting KM Students with UW Mentors
The University of Washington (UW) Dream Project is a student-initiated college-access and retention program that partners UW students with first-generation and low-income students in the Seattle area high schools to assist in the college admissions process (including SAT prep, applications, essays, applying for financial aid, and finding scholarships).
The program has a dual-focus approach.
- Give high school students the assistance they may not be able to receive at home or from other areas of their lives
- Simultaneously teach UW students about educational opportunity and social mobility and examine these ideas in the context of the University of Washington
The program meets two times a week.
- As an entire class as part of the UW course
- As a smaller group at their assigned high school to work with the students
At Kent-Meridian, Dream Project mentors visit every Wednesday in the library.
- During High School & Beyond (HSB)
- During second period on non-HSB days
The Dream Project program is open to juniors in the spring and seniors in the fall and winter.
To sign-up, students may contact a member of the KM College Access Team.