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.
The latest news, events, and calls to action.
We’re Hiring! 2 Youth Organizers
Position: Youth OrganizerReports to: Organizing DirectorClassification: 1.0 FTE (40 hours / week)Priority deadline: 10:00am June 12, 2023 but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.Ideal start date: July 31, 2023Location:...
Kicking off our Mental Health Campaign!
As you all might know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month! It is our pleasure to share with you the work that Student Organizers have been doing on campus this month, including the kick-off events for our Mental Health Campaign. We hosted kick off events Cheif...
Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month!
Did you know that May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month? The month of May was officially designated as AAPI Heritage Month in 1992 to recognize the contributions and achievements of AAPI communities! That's why the fam at FEEST is honored...
Earth Deserves More Than A Day!
Did you know that the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd, 1970? Organizers created Earth Day to advocate for our planet and bring awareness to the injustices that were happening to it! Fast forward and our shared home faces more challenges than we could have...
GiveBIG: Early Giving Has Started!
GiveBIG Early Giving starts today, Tuesday, April 18th, and leads up to GiveBIG on May 2nd and 3rd! GiveBIG is a statewide fundraising campaign where individuals and organizations come together across Washington to invest in our communities! When we give, we take a...
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