About Transportation YOU
Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers. Through the program’s mission to make a difference in the lives of young women, WTS’s dedicated volunteers and chapters provide lively programming and engaging activities to spark interest in all modes of transportation. Real-world professionals encourage students to pursue education paths that include classes in STEM, apprentice programs and soft skills – the stepping stones to exciting professional futures that can change the face of the transportation industry. The Puget Sound Chapter partners with three regional high schools: Stadium High School in Tacoma, Franklin High School in Seattle and Sammamish High School in Bellevue. Through direct contact with schools in our community, we hope to encourage female high-school students in their endeavors toward careers in transportation and provide support through webinars, networking, field trips and scholarships. Participants are also eligible to attend the national Transportation YOU conference held in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Transportation YOU program, please reach out to our committee co-chairs listed in the contacts section.
- Westside Co-Chair (Seattle): Grace Carlson
- South Sound Co-Chair (Tacoma): Sarah Miller
- Eastside Co-Chair (Bellevue): Jennifer Ibrahim
Volunteer / Involvement Opportunities
There are multiple ways to be involved in Transportation YOU. We welcome companies or organizations who would like to share their presence in the world of transportation by sponsoring or designing content that motivates students to learn more about opportunities in the field of transportation. We also organize an annual field trip where students get a first-hand look at working in the transportation field. Additionally, there are opportunities to support T-YOU students financially through making a donation to the T-YOU scholarship program.
A Look Back at Transportation YOU's 2022 Field Trip
In December of 2022, the Puget Sound chapter of WTS engaged students from Franklin High School as part of Transportation YOU mentor program. This was the first in-person field trip since the COVID lockdown. This video features highlights from that day's event.
2022 WTS Puget Sound Seattle Awards and Scholarship Gala
WTS Puget Sound hosted our annual Gala this year on May 3, 2022. This video displays some of the highlight from that event.