Volunteering with the Seita Scholars Program

We cannot always build the future for our youth,
but we can build our youth for the future. 
~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt ~

Outreach Opportunities

Keep in touch with the Seita Scholars Program through our quarterly volunteer/mentor newsletter, "Outreach Opportunities." If you would like to be added to the regular mailing list for the newsletter, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.


The Seita Scholars Program has a volunteer career-mentoring service to assist the Seita scholars with building networks of supportive individuals during their time as college students and as they transition into the workplace. The career mentoring service links Seita scholars to professionals who agree to volunteer by engaging mentees in a variety of activities such as job shadowing, networking, information sharing, and discussion about career paths and plans. 

Career mentors must, at minimum, have a baccalaureate degree or career equivalent and be 25 years or older. Mentors must also be willing to commit to at least the following: 

The Seita Scholars Program will match scholars with mentors based on career interest when possible.  Otherwise, just having a responsible, caring adult to spend time and learn from will be invaluable to both the scholar and the program.

Program Volunteering

We need volunteers to work alongside Seita scholars and staff on the following committees:

Welcome Pack Committee
Receive and assemble welcome pack donations. April - August

Finals Week Celebration Committee
Party PlanningOctober - December

Winter Closure Activity Committee
Plan Activities. October - January

End of Year Picnic Committee
Party Planning. March - April

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or program volunteer, or if you would just like additional information, please complete the form below.

Online Contact Form

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Foster Youth and Higher Education Initiative
Seita Scholars Program
Faunce Student Services, Room 1111
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 5354 USA
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