On The Priorities

It’s time we stand up for our ideals, it’s time we take on the status quo


“I believe that Tukwila has an amazing opportunity to come together as a community and reimagine what public education can look like, putting an end to the inequities that leave many youth behind”

Strengthening Partnerships

Community Based Organizations working with youth are vital to their overall success. As the needs of young people grow, teachers are often expected to pick up the slack. Districts must work in collaboration with Community Based Organizations to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the Whole Child.

Elevating Youth Voice
Too often decisions are made for young people, rather than by young people. It is critical that we have leaders in place who not only take the time to listen to the experiences of youth, but leverages those experiences to implement real and effective policy that increase positive outcomes.
Centering the Whole Child

Success in public education is too often measured by academic achievement while missing incredibly important indicators of personal and emotional well being. Young people can not learn when dealing with the impacts of unaddressed trauma. We must shift our focus to creating environments that focus on the emotional needs of youth, one where they can experience a sense of connectedness and belonging and have the supports needed to learn and thrive.

Equity in Education
Our public education system, like many other systems in our country, has long standing inequities that disproportionately impact communities of color and those in poverty. Equity is about recognizing the individual humanity of each student and addressing what they need, when they need it, in the way they need it.






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