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What’s the Secret Ingredient for Creative Risk-Taking?

Andrea Martinez is a recent Y-WE graduate and culinary school graduate who stepped into her leadership this summer as a facilitator for Y-WE Create. After learning to take creative risks at Y-WE programs, she wants to teach others to do the same.

Partner Spotlight: Israt Audry, Licensed Social Worker & Therapist

Introducing Israt Audrey, one of the therapists holding spots for Y-WE youth as part of our Healing Justice Collective. Israt is an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker working at Whole Valley Therapy, who places belonging and connectedness at the heart of their work.

Partner Spotlight: Justine Cruise-Roberson, Licensed Social Worker & Therapist

Justine Cruise-Roberson is one of the therapists actively holding spots for Y-WE clients through our Healing Justice Collective. She is a licensed social worker who specializes in a variety of therapies, and has an extensive background working with young people, holding space for BIPOC, queer, and trans clients.

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth, otherwise know as Freedom Day, became a National Holiday in 2021. Since then, the public outcry for justice and reparations has grown quieter. Let’s not forget that the demand for change is still just as alive.

Youth Perspectives on Environmental and Climate Justice

Check out Y-WE Grow’s feature in the King County Department of Health’s Environmental Justice Speaker Series. Youth participants Andrea, Fatima, Jaydalen, and Emma share their important perspectives on environmental and climate justice. Learn more about the pressures young people are facing, the things they’ve learned in their time at Marra Farm, and what you can do to support this work.

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