The Y offers several education programs for young adults.

Interagency Academy

The Interagency School at the Columbia School is an alternative learning environment for students ages 16-21, who demonstrate independence prior to assignment. Students have a somewhat flexible schedule and participate in small classes working toward GED or final high school credits.  Students also work towards the next step in their college and career goals, with the support of the YMCA and the Seattle School District.

To apply, please contact the Seattle Public School District at (206) 252-0010


The Supplemental Education Transitional Planning program supports youth in foster care during their transition from high school to college.  SetUp provides case management focusing high school completion, GED attainment, and post-secondary education preparation.


  • 14-18 years old
  • currently in foster care in King County
  • currently enrolled as a junior in high school

How to apply:  social wokers can submit referrals to Jeff Lindstrom