We are currently enrolling for Winter/Spring programs! This season, we are offering four unique programs that will meet on their own schedules in various locations in South and Central Seattle. All programs are open to youth ages 13-19 and are free to attend, transportation support available! We will keep groups small in order to follow our COVID-19 guidelines. Check out the offerings below!

All programs will begin meeting in person, but Y-WE will prioritize the health and safety of our youth and be prepared to revert to online programming should that become necessary.

We the Podcasters – Accepting New Applications

Thursdays from 4:30-6:30PM, January 20-February 24

Click here to apply by January 20!

Location: Seattle Girls’ School (2706 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 981440)

Facilitated by Ms. Lulu Carpenter

Oftentimes, people talk about democracy and the writing of the constitution that starts with “We the People.” We want to flip this on its head in the 21st Century as we learn new media and technology tools to tell the stories that matter to us with “We the Podcasters: A Youth Podcasting 101 Workshop Series.”  In this series, we will learn how podcasts build on the history of zines but instead of cutting and pasting paper, we are cutting and pasting audio clips to create stories that are for and by youth.  Join the fun this fall and learn the basics of audio engineering and storytelling!  We will be working with the Media Justice advocate and organizer, Ms. Lulu Carpenter from a Seattle Girls’ School Performance and Media Arts (PMA) teacher and the KVRU 105.7 FM Station Manager in the SouthEnd to get our diverse voices on air by Spring 2022.

Black Girls Mentorship

Saturday, January 29th from 10AM-2:30PM, then twice a month from February-May (dates/times TBD)

Click here to apply by January 24! (youth)
Click here to apply by January 24! (adult)

Location: TBD

Facilitated by Reagan Jackson

This program is for people of all ages who identify as Black girls, women, gender fluid, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive. We are coming together because our lives matter and together we can support one another to thrive. The commitment for this program is once in January, then twice a month from February-May. Mentors and mentees will meet one on one once a month at a time and place that works for both people. Because most mentees will be under the age of 18, parental consent for these one on ones will be required. The second once a month meeting will be a group outing with all the mentors and mentees. 

Theater of the Empowered!

Every other Thursday 4:30-6:30, February 24-May, PLUS four shows on Fridays at 6:30PM (March 11th, April 1st, April 15th, and April 29th)

Click here to apply!

Location: Thursday’s TBD, Friday’s at the Seattle Rep (155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109)

Facilitated by Nabra Nelson, Y-WE mentor/volunteer and Director of Arts Engagement at the Seattle Rep Theatre

Creating a generative and supportive youth ensemble, we will express our creativity and passions through theater games and performance. Using Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, we will explore issues that are important to the participants, learn how to process as a community through theater, and practice using theater for positive social change. In addition to the Thursday workshops, participants will be invited to attend professional theatrical performances at Seattle Rep that include a pre-show reception exclusively for teens.

Building Healthy Boundaries

Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30PM, March 1-April 26 (no program March 15)

Click here to apply!

Location: TBD

Facilitated by Shaena Spoor

Oftentimes, we only come to understand our boundaries when they have been crossed. Even so, it may be hard to locate or express them depending on context, power dynamics and cultural influence. In this 8-week series, we’ll be exploring what it looks like to both be mindful about the wellbeing of others and honor our limits. How do we engage in boundary-setting and maintenance? How do we respond when our boundaries are disrespected? When we are clear about our boundaries, it lays the foundation for mutual trust, care and accountability in our relationships. This series will include a mix of skill-building, discussion and activities including journaling, role-play, storytelling and movement.

More offerings…

Check out these other programs to sign up for this fall:
Y-WE Grow at Marra Farm
Environmental Justice Collective

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