Providing educational opportunities for the next generation of leaders.

An education that opens young minds to a world of possibilities is a fundamental human right.

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle’s Education programming and services are designed to ensure our youth (and their families) are empowered with opportunities to thrive, excel and facilitate a culture of self-sufficiency, breaking the cycle of poverty and building wealth for generations.

Check out our programming and services below!


Summer University 2024

Summer University is a free six-week program for rising 9th – 12th graders in the Metropolitan Seattle area.  The program is designed to keep high school students engaged and learning during the summer months to prevent summer learning loss. Programming is led by ULMS Education Department staff, certificated teachers, and University of Washington volunteers.

Are you ready to have fun this summer?!


NEW Youth at Work Internship Program

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, City of Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the Seattle King County NAACP have partnered to launch the Youth at Work Summer Enrichment program! Students will have the opportunity to land a ten-week paid internship (June – August) that matches their skills, career interests, and availability; receive pre-employment training and work experience to aid in professional growth and career exploration; and more!

Click the application button below to apply!


Youth Maritime Career Launch Program

Through hands-on experiential learning and 1:1 networking opportunities, participants in the program gain industry-level training and employment via a 3-month paid internship.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling! Students may apply at any time.

Apply now for the next cohort!


The Youth Web Design Program is BACK!

Teaching high school students web development skills by creating websites for local businesses impacted by COVID-19. Businesses and students interested in participating in the summer or fall cohorts can learn more below!  

Apply now for the next cohort!


World of Web

Life in the 21st century has introduced the need for technical and digital skills to make the ways in which we work and engage with one another easier and more efficient. To address this need, the Urban League’s World of Web program offers both digital media skills and computer literacy training — at no cost!

The World of Web program, also known as ‘WOW’ began in 2021 with the purpose of offering a free digital skills computer training course to bring program participants up to speed with basic functionality of computer software/hardware and internet browsing capabilities that are required for life in the 21st century.

The World of Web program seeks to train program participants in the following areas of focus:

  • Basic Computer Navigation & Keyboarding
  •  Online Internet Browsing Short Commands
  • Job Search Mapping
  • Email Etiquette
  • Social Media Communication Skills
  • +More! 

Program participants must register for a cohort before the official first day of class.

All upcoming WOW cohorts are open to any student participant who meets the following requirements: 

  • 17 – 30
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent

All cohorts are open to any individual with a diverse background, including but not limited to:

  • Those with criminal histories
  • Those experiencing homelessness
  • Veterans