Seattle Urban Academy

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- Since 1989 this intimate school has provided academic intensive care to more than 600 youth at risk who are now young adults with hope.

- Over 17,500 volunteer hours lovingly provided the last 10 years

- Recognized by Gates Foundation for highest graduation rate in country for like schools

- 96% of seniors graduate; 89% of graduates pursue higher education and/or are employed within a year of graduation

Statistics about the 2008-09 school year:
- During First Quarter, new students at SUA earned an average of 38.46% more credit in their first quarter than the average credit earned per quarter from the previous school (Does not include true freshman).

- The mean grade point average of all students at SUA for the first quarter was 3.36.

- The mode grade point average for the first quarter was 3.64.

- From 2nd Quarter enrollment: 64% of students are African American. 15% are White. 9% are Asian/Pacific Islander. 12% are multiracial.

- Nearly half of all students at SUA, or more, qualify for free or reduced student lunches – indicating that half of the students, or more, from fall quarter are from low income families.

Special thanks to our volunteers at McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc. for serving up a great lunch!

Helping out the community by removing dead trees and brush!

Our friends at Crista Ministries are having a special time to pray for SUA. We invite you to pray for our staff and students!

Seattle Urban Academy Career Day

Participate in SUA Career Day, Mar 1.

Will you be a part of painting a clearer picture of the future for students at Seattle Urban Academy? Career Day is soon approaching, and SUA is seeking professionals to engage with SUA students. Your experiences and wisdom are valuable! You can help students learn more about careers by sharing your personal story and career path. You can help them learn about themselves and envision themselves in careers. Your tangible examples of careers in action give our students inspiration, insight, and clarity to the vast landscape that awaits them.

Career Day will take place on
Wednesday, March 1st, at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Avenue North, near the Space Needle.
Session 1 10:45 - 11:35am
Lunch 11:40am - 12:40pm
Session 2 12:45 - 1:35pm

Presenters will serve on a panel of 3-5 professionals who represent a larger career field. Each session is 50 minutes. Panelists are welcome to be part of one or both sessions. Panelists will share a brief synopsis of their careers, highlights of their career and professional journeys, then respond to students’ questions.

Please look through the following list of career fields and specific careers in which students are interested. If you or someone you know is willing to share his/her career journey and experiences, please visit our Google Doc to confirm participation.

We invite all presenters to join students to engage in further conversations over lunch. We gratefully acknowledge Howard Cohen and the Best Western Executive Inn and Emerald City Rotary for hosting lunch.

Wed, March 1st
Session #1 – 10:45-11:35
CAREER FIELDS (interests):
+ STEM (Engineering, Marine Biology, Physicist)
+ Law Enforcement/Protective Services (Police, CIA/FBI, Security, Private Investigator, Detective)
+ Visual Performing Arts (Photographer, Cartoonist, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Singer, Actor, Model)
+ Health Sciences
(Dentist, EMT, Medical Examiner, Medical Assistant, Nurse, Pharmacy Technician)
+ Community & Outreach
(Social Justice advocacy oriented work)

Wed, March 1st
Session #2 – 12:45-1:35
CAREER FIELDS (interests):
+ Audio/Video Technology (Camera Operator, Film & Video Editor, Music Production)
+ Law/Legal (Law - criminal, civil rights, family)
+ Business (Business Executive, Finance, Human Resources, Administrative Assistant, Public Relations)
+ Ministry (Associate Pastor,
Discipleship & Groups,
Family & Children Ministry,
Missions, Youth Ministry,
Worship Arts)
+ Social Services (Child care, Counselor, Social Worker, Probation Officer, Psychologist, School Counselor, Psychiatrist)

If the hyper link to the google docs does not work please copy and paste this link: Career Day will take place on Wednesday, March 1st, at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn 200 Taylor Avenue North, near the Space Needle. Session 1 10:45 - 11:35am Lunch 11:40am - 12:40pm Session 2 12:45 - 1:35pm Additional details will be provided via email no later than a week before the event. C...

We had a great time serving our community and working on community service projects all around Seattle!

Students are coming up with definitions of the word respect with their session groups. What does respect mean to you?

Today's blessing! A gift from God - an unplanned reunion counting God's mighty power at work in our lives. Who's the alumnus? Class of 2002.

SUA grapples with discrimination, inclusion, implicit bias, racial equity at our private viewing of Hidden Figures

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Seattle, WA

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