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The Bobcat Learning Center

The Bobcat Learning Center is an after-school tutoring and mentoring program on site at Jason Lee Middle School. Our goal is to support and accelerate every student's individual academic progress primarily through one-on-one mentoring and tutoring.

The Learning Center provides a safe space for students to make friends, have access to caring adult mentors, and receive homework help. We also offer daily enrichment activities, and host a number of programs throughout the year including field trips, spring break activities, and evening events.

The Learning Center is a community partnership between Trinity Presbyterian Church, the Peace Community Center, and Jason Lee Middle School.

The Learning Center began back in 1998 to serve at-risk neighborhood middle school students.  Currently, each day after school, Trinity staff, along with staff from the Peace Community Center and occasional Jason Lee middle school teachers, assist 50-60 students with homework help and mentoring. 

Questions about the Learning Center? 

Contact Jaquette Easterlin, Bobcat Learning Center Coordinator at jaquette@tpctacoma.org, or
253-272-8819 x101.

How can I sign my student up for the Learning Center? 
We have a permission form that we ask parents to sign every year that students receive on their first day at the Learning Center. If you would like more information in advance, feel free to contact us (see below) or the Jason Lee Middle School office.

Interested in volunteering?  Get to know Jason Lee youth by being a tutor! 
We are always in need of community members willing to volunteer their time to the Learning Center. You do not need to commit to coming every day, or even for the entire afternoon, but we would love to have people that can come consistently for our kids. Please contact Jaquette if you would like to learn more!

Jaquette Easterlin (far right) the Learning Center Coordinator.

Jaquette Easterlin (far right) the Learning Center Coordinator.