FEEST trains youth of color and working-class youth to build collective power and organize for transformative and systemic change in their schools.
FEEST trains youth of color and working-class youth to build collective power and organize for transformative and systemic change in their schools. Our power comes from building a strong base, developing youth leaders, and running dynamic, radically joyful campaigns for systemic material change. Our work is both youth-led and multigenerational.
Our roots started in food justice and through that, we have won systemic improvements in school food in Highline and Seattle Public Schools. Since the 2020 campaign to remove police from Seattle Public Schools, we have expanded our campaign goals to include a wide range of systemic solutions that improve student wellness at school.
FEEST’s Vision for Society
We envision a society where working class youth and families of color are thriving in vibrant, politically powerful communities. We see this society built on values that include, but are not limited to:
Transformative Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice:
Eliminating oppression at its roots, prioritizing equity, and ensuring that everyone can live a healthy life on a sustainable planet.
Interdependence and Collective Liberation:
Recognizing that our struggles are linked and that we need to build trust with each other and work together to achieve liberation for all people.
Those most impacted by injustice should be the primary decision-makers on how to address it.
Creativity and Radical Joy!
We embrace our natural impulses for happiness and creativity to connect with each other, build community, and energize our movements.
FEEST’s Vision for Schools
We envision a today where youth of color and working-class youth exercise their power to change systems that serve them so that they can thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally. In our vision, schools are vibrant learning centers that reflect the students they serve and support the long-term growth and holistic wellness of students and our communities.
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Position: Deputy Director Reports to: Executive Director Classification: 1.0 FTE (40 hours/week) Deadline: February 19th, 2024 Ideal start date: April 1st, 2024 Salary: $100K - $115K (based on experience) Location: Seattle, WA (hybrid) Please submit cover...
With students, teachers, and parents preparing for a new school year, it's important to keep in mind the state of our students’ mental health. That’s why FEEST young people have been organizing consistently towards securing more mental health resources for all...
As we transition into the new season, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the amazing summer we had at FEEST! This summer was full of joyful surprises, transformative growth, and incredible memories, and we're excited to share them all with you! In this blog...
Image is of FEEST Student Organizers and Staff at Fresh Flavor 2023!On Friday, September 22nd, we welcomed over 150 community members back through the doors of Washington Hall to celebrate our youth and growth as an organization, and WOW did we have a great TIME! The...
Image is of FEEST Students & Staff at Graduation!We're super excited to celebrate and uplift FEEST’s 2022-2023 Student Organizer Cohort! We couldn't be more proud of you all, and all the hard work you did this year to branch out and gain new knowledge and skills!...