Right now, the City of Seattle is determining how they will distribute funds in our city for 2024. During this process we have an opportunity as residents of Seattle to influence these decisions. Build the future you want to see in the world by helping shape the future of Seattle!
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.
Y-WE is thrilled to hire Jaydalen Blossom onto our staff as Y-WE Grow’s Intern! Jaydalen first encountered Y-WE as a youth participant in 2018 and was one of the first program participants to garden at Marra Farm in 2019. Now that she is a Y-WE Alum, she is stepping into her leadership in a new way. Learn more about Jaydalen’s Y-WE leadership journey, her values, and finding her “why” at Marra Farm.
Y-WE strives to create a safe space for young people and adults as we learn, grow, and thrive in community. Our community is struggling to make ends meet, which inhibits the ability to thrive. We support the I-135 ballot initiative that will provide critical social housing across Seattle.
We always encourage our young participants to use their voice and strive for change in their communities. One way to do this is to engage with local lawmakers. However, this process is often very inaccessible and confusing. Check out our step-by-step process for getting involved in the 2023 Washington State legislative session!
The Y-WE community is rooted in the principals of creating a society where all of us have agency over our own bodies. We must now be there for each other as we navigate through the times ahead.