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.
SPS & HSD Mental Health Panel Recap
Image is of an Event Poster, created by Student Organizer Elyssa! This spring has been full of excitement for the FEEST team! In addition to tabling weekly at the schools we are in, hosting on-campus events for students (Like our popular “Anger for the Sake of Our...
Honoring Black Staff @ FEEST
As Black History Month comes to a close, the fam at FEEST is honored and proud to share our Staff Spotlights of some the incredible humans who make our organization what it is. Check out below to learn about what Black Liberation means to the Black staff on our team!...
Rest & Restore Recap
This summer, FEEST hosted a series of free events, called Rest & Restore. We heard that the 2021 - 2022 school year was one of the most difficult for students, educators, and parents. We are living through a global pandemic coupled with major loss, grief, and a...
Youth Spotlight: Kalie
Image is of Kalie, FEEST Student OrganizerEarlier this Spring Dev, our Communications Manager, had a chance to talk with one of our Student Organizers, (formally known as youth leaders), Kalie (She/They/He)! Kalie’s favorite color is blue, they love Gudetama, and...
Summer Camp 2022!
This August FEEST opened our (virtual) doors to new and returning student organizers for our annual Summer Camp! Summer Camp is an opportunity for us to gather, build relationships, sharpen our analysis, and build our skills as community organizers. Our cohort is made...
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