The Youth Leadership Council is for returning Y-WE youth seeking to deepen their leadership and become stewards of Y-WE culture, by contributing their ideas, supporting Y-WE staff to do direct outreach to other youth, building their skill as facilitators, and applying their leadership in the greater community. It’s also a space of self reflection, learning, and connection. In order to be eligible you must have previously completed at least one Y-WE program. What kind of leader do you want to be?

Applications are currently closed. Check back in the Fall to apply for the 2024 cohort!

2024 Cohort:

Weekly on Thursdays, March 7-May 16, 4:30-7:30PM

Location: The Y-WE Building (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118)

Including a weekend retreat in Spring 2024, dates and location TBD

Facilitated by Karisa Morikawa and Shaena Spoor

I want to continue being a part of the social justice work and to remember that I am enough. 

—Y-WE Youth Leadership Council Participant

Questions? Interested in getting involved?

Please contact our Program Manager, Karisa Morikawa, at

I am more confident with my voice, and I can speak up for myself better.

—Y-WE Youth Leadership Council Participant

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*those who identify as women, girls, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive