The Student Assistance Educational Advocate Program helps teens involved with juvenile justice and their families navigate the education system in order to:
- Re-engage all youth and their families in an Academic and Community Success Plan leading to high school & post secondary credentials
- Improve student academic success by facilitating community connections and collaboration
- Improve student academic success by strengthening social and academic skills
Educational Advocates help students and families negotiate with Juvenile Justice, schools, vocational programs, colleges and community agencies. Using an Academic and Community Success Plan, we help teens find ways to achieve a diploma, college enrollment, career and the ability to earn a living wage. What we offer:
- Consultation for parents, school staff and juvenile justice personnel
- Design and implementation of Academic and Community Success Plan
- Assistance in locating and enrolling in school, college or vocational program
- Assistance in obtaining ID, birth certificate and Social Security Cards
- Skill building sessions and career exploration with individuals and groups
- Screening and community referrals for high risk behaviors
- Access to statewide support
- Referred students must be returning to King or Pierce County from a DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation Institution or be involved with Pierce County Juvenile Court.
- Educational Advocate services are free to students, parents, schools and juvenile justice staff in participating agencies.