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.
May was a busy month for the FEEST Fam! In addition to meeting with decision-makers, and hosting our annual spring fundraiser, Fresh Flavor, Fresh Vision, we also hosted Change Takes Action: A Panel on Transforming Mental Health. Our event was emceed by our very own...
On May 13th, the FEEST Fam gathered virtually for our Spring Fundraising Event, Fresh Flavor, Fresh Vision! to celebrate the accomplishments of our youth leaders over the past year, and to also unveil updates on FEEST’s Mission & Vision. We were joined by...
Image is of Emily, a FEEST Student Organizer.Dev, our Communications Manager, had a chat with one of our youth leaders, Emily (She/Her)! Emily is 16, an amazing crochet artist & all-around crafter, passionate about justice, and a sophomore at Franklin High School!...
We tried over and over again to start this letter and honestly kept getting stuck. How many letters, posts, calls to action, videos, screams, and tears must we as a society shed until we are living in the world we all are dreaming of? The world we are fighting for? A...
Position: Youth OrganizerReports to: Organizing DirectorClassification: 1.0 FTE (40 hours / week)Priority deadline: 10:00am June 15, 2022 but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.Ideal start date: July 1, 2022Location: Seattle,...