The Literacy Education Action Project places Washburn students into academic mentor and support positions to assist struggling learners in the community. These learners range in age from three years to adult and Washburn students accepted to this program choose which age group(s) they want to serve. This program currently partners with the following Topeka organizations: Asbury Mt. Olive After-School program, Community Action Head Start, Let’s Help’s Adult Education division, Topeka Parks & Rec’s community center based homework programs and USD501.
Engage in service that addresses social justice issues through education by serving as an academic mentor
Participate in regular issue-based trainings and reflection activities
Accumulate at least 300 hours of service and training working on education and mentoring issues in the community