The K-12 Connections program mission is to connect the Washington University in St. Louis community with local schools, primarily through classroom field trips to campus or special one-time events at schools. Our aim is to engage students from primarily high-needs and urban districts in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

K-12 Connections is a collaboration of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, the Institute for School Partnership, and the Office of Government and Community Relations.

Opportunities for Involvement:

Are you an educator in a St. Louis area school?

K-12 Connections is your link to campus. Explore how K-12 Connections can engage your students through campus experiences and school events. Learn more.

Are you a WashU student interested in becoming a K-12 Ambassador?

K-12 Ambassadors provide a critical role in creating and facilitating meaningful trip experiences for local K-12 youth. Apply now.

Are you a WashU student interested in getting involved in other K-12 and Youth initiatives?

Discover opportunities for volunteering. Get involved and learn more about urban education in St. Louis. Learn more.