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EPASA mentoring and tutoring program

Get involved with EPASA!

Interested in youth, education, equity, and leadership? Want to work with middle school students in the local community? Join East Palo Alto Stanford Academy (EPASA) and become part of a longstanding legacy! Stanford students can be involved during the school year as EPASA fellows and tutor-mentors.


  • Become actively involved in surrounding communities.
  • Gain valuable insights into the larger social and policy issues affecting student performance in local schools.
  • Develop valuable skills as a facilitator, coordinator, tutor, and mentor.
  • If eligible, you may earn Community Service Work-Study.


In partnership with 49ers Academy at Cesar Chavez Ravenswood Middle School EPASA Tutor-Mentors provide academic support and mentorship to middle school students via after-school programming.

All EPASA tutor-mentors must complete the following:

Training and Preparation

  • Quarterly training, 1.5 hours
  • Quarterly group reflection, 1 hour
  • Weekly learning/reflection session, 1 hour


  • Weekly tutoring, 1.5 hours or more if desired (the chart below includes travel time)

EPASA school-year tutor-mentors commit to tutoring and mentoring at least two hours per week, in addition to quarterly trainings and reflections. Tutor-mentors are highly encouraged to commit to EPASA for the full school year in order to develop quality relationships with their tutees. While you are only required to tutor once a week, it would be especially helpful if you could sign-up to tutor twice a week to address growing needs. 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
2:45 - 5:10pm 2:45 - 5:10pm 12:50 - 4:00pm* 2:45 - 5:10pm

*If this placement is too long for your schedule, the community partner is willing to consider an adjusted schedule.


To protect the bond that develops between students and their tutor-mentor, we strongly encourage a year-long commitment to EPASA, especially if you're a matched tutor-mentor. Apply to participate in EPASA as a tutor-mentor.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and new tutors assigned based on community partner needs.


Summer volunteer

Students serve with the Summer Saturdays at Stanford program for youth from the schools that partner with the High School Support Initiative. Stanford students serve as group mentors and support workshops and field trips that happen in the day-long sessions. Recruitment for volunteers begins in spring quarter.

Application process

This role is in preparation for Summer 2023. We will begin recruiting again in spring quarter 2023.

Education Partnerships Fellow (school-year)

This is a year-long paid fellowship for students to support the HSSI program as leaders and staff.

Application process

Applicants must have participated at least one quarter with the High School Support Initiative. Hiring occurs in the spring quarter.

Summer Program Fellow

This is a full-time, five-week summer fellowship to a summer program for youth from the school partners that EPASA and HSSI work with during the school year. For Summer 2023, hiring will take place April 2023. 

Application process

Outreach and recruitment starts Winter/Spring quarters, and decisions will be made by April 30, 2022. 

The Fellowship Stipend is $3300 plus Room and Board.

For more information, please contact Priscila Garcia.