Youth Storytellers Project


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Senior Director of Community Engagement
Community Center for Education Results

Community stories as calls to action

The Road Map Project Youth Storytellers project aims to train and collaborate with South King County and South Seattle youth as expert consultants for communications projects, to engage them in anti-racist education work, and to resource them to elevate their own stories and their community stories.

To change our inequitable education system, we need to focus on our students’ experiences in their schools. Young people are experts in their own experiences, and students of color in the Road Map Project are most directly impacted by education inequity in our region. To center community and lead with race, we need to reimagine who “experts” are, resource young people of color to own their stories, and follow their visions of transformation.

Learn more about Road Map Project stories:

  • BIPOC Youth Wellness—resources and stories about mental health and wellness from BIPOC youth, by Savannah Blackwell
  • Tani Waa Uun Bilowgi/This Is Just The Beginning—bringing awareness to inequalities students with disabilities face in schools where the population is majority people of color/low-income, by Adar Abdi
  • What’s for Lunch?—telling the stories of South King County youth, educators, and community advocates working for food justice, by Nurhaliza Mohamath
  • The Perks of Being Bilingual—storytelling on how to support dual-language classrooms, by Sophia Vazquez
  • Where Roses Grow—a podcast about youth activism on Muckleshoot land, what is currently known as Auburn, by Erandi Flores-Bucio

Meet the Summer 2021 Storytellers

Meet the Road Map Project Storytellers!
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Racial Equity Essentials

The Road Map Project System-Wide Racial Equity Essentials are foundational, cradle-through-college system-level efforts that, if strengthened, will help our region advance racial equity and support student success. The Youth Storytellers Project initiative is working in service of the following essentials: