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If serving and mentoring under-resourced youth is something you feel passionate about, we want to hear from you. STEF helps kids unleash their full potential through tennis play, mentorship and guided learning.



Seattle Tennis & Education Foundation (STEF) is a 501(c)(3) that provides tennis, mentoring and life skills to underserved youth in Seattle living in the low-income housing in Magnuson Park. 


STEF is seeking new board members who can dedicate themselves to our mission of inspiring under-resourced kids to be active in mind and body so they gain the confidence and skills to achieve their dreams.


STEF is partially-funded by the United States Tennis Association Foundation to carry on tennis legend Arthur Ashe’s goal of building character and leadership skills in children with tennis and educational enrichment. Our board members are active advocates and ambassadors who identify and secure the financial resources and partnerships necessary for STEF to achieve our goals and mission.


As an active board member, you will work with the STEF Board of Directors to support the Executive Director to further our outreach, impact and fundraising. Ideal candidates will have strong community and business relationships; a finance or accounting background is helpful. A love of tennis is welcome but not required. Board members meet virtually once a month and serve a two-year term with a minimum annual financial commitment.


Currently, we provide educational enrichment to 16 elementary-age kids in Magnuson Park and teach tennis skills at Tennis Center Sand Point. We are also serving a new cohort of 12 elementary-age kids at Sand Point Elementary throughout the school year.


If interested, please contact:


We are excited that you are interested in volunteering with STEF as a Coach or Mentor! As a volunteer, you will assist with our enrichment program (life skills, academic content) and/or our tennis practices. We are looking for individuals who have experience working with children and are positive role models for our student athletes. As a volunteer, you are expected to model appropriate behavior in the classroom or on the court and will be asked to support our student-athletes in different tasks. Our volunteers will not need to plan any of the content of our programming, as this is done by our staff.


Each day our enrichment and tennis programming might look slightly different, so we ask that you try to arrive a little early so the agenda can be explained to you and you feel prepared. A staff member will let you know what they would like you to do, such as working one on one with a student on a math worksheet or supporting a small group during a tennis drill.


As a volunteer, you are greatly helping our student athletes receive more individualized attention and support. You will also learn valuable skills and information about how a non-profit operates. If you are only interested in the enrichment or the tennis portion of programming, that is great, too! Please let us know what works with your schedule, if you are looking to help out once a week, twice a month, or if you have something else in mind!


Please complete the Volunteer Registration Form. One of our staff members will reach out to you after completion. If you have any questions, please contact: She will reach out with next steps once the form is completed.

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