Looking for a way to connect with an amazing community this summer? We are excited to offer three camps that will combine in-person small group activities with larger group activities online. After a long year of being apart, we can’t wait to finally come together face-to-face (with masks of course). Take a look at our three offerings!

Because these camps will take place in-person, please click here to view our COVID-19 safety protocols.

Y-WE Write: August 1-8

11AM-4PM Daily

This year’s theme: Writing our Liberation
Facilitated by: Naa and Reagan

Where does liberation live in the body? How does it translate into writing and creative expression? This camp will be an opportunity to come together in community to process the year we’ve had and dream into the futures we want to live in while sharpening our writing skills.

In-person cohort options (locations vary):
Fiction/BIPOC Futurism: Change the Story, Change the World
Poetry [/as] Memoir: All Your Brave and Beautiful Parts
Electrified and Glittery Sound: Songwriting through Experimental Noise and Melodies

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Click here to apply!

Y-WE Write 2019 Open Mic

Water Justice Leadership Program: August 9-13

1-5PM daily at Seahurst Park (1600 SW Seahurst Park Rd, Burien)
In partnership with Sea Potential

Facilitated by: Rae and Savannah

Join Y-WE and Sea Potential for a week-long interactive  learning experience focused on water! Participants will learn about environmental justice, policy, and civic engagement, and deepen their connection with the ocean through tide-pooling, art-making, beach cleanup, and more. As a final project the group will decide on recommendations to make to King County’s Clean Water Plan. Public feedback on this plan will help to guide billions of dollars spent by the County over the next 50 years that will impact the health of waterways, ecosystems, and people in the greater Seattle area. We will center water justice in crafting our individual and collective recommendations, considering things like racial and socioeconomic equity, climate change, and more. Participants who attend all five days of the program will receive a $300 stipend for their work in creating the recommendations.

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Y-WE Spring 2021 Ocean Healing Hands program at Seahurst Park

South Asian Youth Leadership in Food Justice: August 20-22

Ayeko Farm – Enumclaw, WA
Overnight camp

Ages 13-18, all genders welcome
Cost: $300 (Sliding scale available)
In-Person COVID-19 safety measures will be taken

Come together with other South Asian youth at this overnight program to connect more with our environment, grow nutritious organic food for the community, cook, and camp outdoors, while learning about and investing in Food Justice locally.

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Y-WE Create: July 5-11

Applications are now closed.

11AM-5PM Daily

This year’s theme: Artful Survival
Facilitated by: Mari and Rose

Join Y-WE for in-person time with community, hands-on creative experiences, and healing spaces where intersectional identities are welcome, seen and embraced. Our central questions will include: What are the tools, skills, and communities we need to develop in order to survive during this time of social, political and environmental change? How do the arts help us imagine futures in which we are healing and thriving? What creative human and earthly technologies are irreplaceable by the digital world? We will be using the metaphor of Lauren’s survival backpack from Octavia Butler’s Parable of a Sower as inspiration for creative questions and activities that help us envision our artful survival.

In-person cohort options (locations vary):
Fashion and Sewing
Hands on the Land

Y-WE Create 2020: Mural Making Cohort
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