How You Can Take Action

Apply to be a FEEST Student Organizer
This image is of a purple flyer, with lighter & darker splotches of purple across the image. There is also a yellow circle peeking out from the left side of the image. On the top left is the FEEST logo, which is of a Brown hand, holding a purple fork and orange carrot, beneath is FEEST in green. Underneath the logo, are 5 yellow dots that have a yellow arrow pointing to the next set of text. It reads “We’re Hiring! Student Organizers Apply Now! Link in our bio.” Underneath the 5 yellow dots reads: “Requirements: Must be on campus at least half-time (no full running start students) Must be a current Freshmen-Juniors at: Evergreen HS, Tyee HS, Franklin HS, Rainier Beach HS Chief Sealth International HS, Passionate about Social Change.” Underneath this text, it reads “Compensation: A Stipend of $20/ an hour for about 4 hours a week. Monthly Food Stipend. Develop Leadership Skills Like Building Campaigns, Community Outreach, Event Planning, Public Speaking and so much more!” next to this text is an image of three young people, all surroundings computer that has the FEEST logo on it. Underneath, it reads “Program starts in August 2022  & Ends June 2023. Application Deadline: April 15th.”

Do you care about social justice and student health? Want to make real change in the school food system? Do you want your schools to be safe, and have accsess to mental health and restorative justice resources?

Join our team as a student organizer! This is a paid internship for students at Chief Sealth, Evergreen, Franklin, Rainier Beach, and Tyee High Schools.

Become a Member!
image is of the FEEST snack Crew

Do you want to tap into the organizing work that FEEST youth are leading? Are you interested in showing up for actions and other strategic organizing methods to create change? Do you organize with another youth-led org and want to collaborate with us?

Become a Member with FEEST, and stay in the loop on the youth organizing landscape and how to tap in!

Take our School Issues Survey

Are you a student at the Highline School District, or at Seattle Public Schools? If you could change anything about your school, what would it be? Together we can make it happen! We believe young people have the power to win real changes at school.

Take 3 minutes to take our survey and let us know the changes you want to see next year!

Attend an Event
The image is of a flyer for Rest & Restore. There is a brown person with long hair wearing a dark pink, alsomt burgundy color sweater, and reading a book. Above them, is a pink & blue splotch, with bold black works that read “Rest & Restore, A FEEST Mental Health Series, October  19th, 5-6:30 PM.” underneath these words to the right of the person, is a purple splotch beneath words that read “A Space for Students, Parents, Teachers & Community Members to Practice Mindfulness & Meditation.” The color themes of the posts are Autumn: lots of brown, hues of dark orange and yellow in the background.

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Our Campiagn Goals (What We Want)

Mental Health Campaign Goals

  • Bigger Budget for Mental Health in Next Year’s School Budget

  • Full-Time Therapists with similar lived experiences

  • Culturally Affirming Social-Emotional Learning in all schools

    • SEL and Crisis Support trainings for teachers

  • Wellness rooms/centers in each school (We Won this in HSD!)

Learn more about FEEST’s Mental Health Campaign by checking out our blog!

School Food Campaign Goals

We Want

FRESH

Food

We want all meals to be cooked from scratch, on campus and made fresh (never frozen or canned), with locally sourced ingredients.

  • Scratch cooking equipment for all schools
  • Training for all kitchen staff
  • Good working conditions for kitchen staff (Including overtime for training, and benefits.)
  • Partnership with local food businesses and suppliers for fresh fruits and veggies

We Want

CULTURALLY RELEVANT

Food

We want a variety of menu items that reflect the diverse background of students

  • Hire qualified chefs of color to make authentic meals
  • Train kitchen staff to prepare diverse, culturally relevant meals
  • Partnerships with local food businesses and suppliers for cultural foods

We Want

FREE

Food

We want breakfast and lunch to be free for all students

  • Clear all lunch debt from students accounts so meals are accessible to all students regardless of income
  • School districts should enroll in the Community Eligibility Provision to give everyone free meals 

Past Wins

Demands for the Seattle School Board

Police Removed from Seattle Public Schools

FEEST partnered with Black Minds Matter and WA-BLOC in a campaign to have police officers removed from Seattle Public Schools. We created a petition that gathered about 20,000 signatures signed by parents, students, and community members. We presented the petition to the Seattle School Board and worked with School Board Member Brandon Hersey to write a referendum that the board could vote on. The school board voted unanimously to end their partnership with the Seattle Police Department.

Demands for the Seattle School Board

New Water Bottle Filling Stations

FEEST partnered with the Office of Sustainability and Environment to bring new water bottle filling stations to Rainier Beach High School and Chief Sealth High School, at youth-chosen locations. This was especially significant at Rainier Beach, where there was only 1 clean water station for all students.

Demands for the Seattle School Board

Youth-designed Snack Program at School

FEEST Youth Leaders in Seattle designed a snack program that gave free fruits and protein snacks to students during the school day. This program was made in partnership with the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Nutrition Services. After a successful test run at Chief Sealth High School, SPS agreed before the pandemic to expand the program to Rainier Beach High School and eventually the rest of the Seattle Public Schools. The success of this program at Chief Sealth proved that youth can and should design effective solutions for the problems that directly affect them.

Demands for the Seattle School Board

Culturally Relevant Foods on the Lunch Menu

FEEST students have partnered with Nutrition Services Directors in Seattle Public Schools and Highline Public Schools to get a variety of youth chosen, culturally relevant items on the menu. In Seattle Public Schools, Nutrition Services made a commitment before the pandemic to offer a wider variety of culturally relevant items, including an expansion of the salad bar. In Highline Public Schools, youth won Somali spaghetti, chicken tortilla soup, jerk chicken, pho, banh mi, pozole, and more on the menu.

Demands for the Seattle School Board

Youth-Designed Items on the Menu

FEEST students in Highline Public Schools carefully crafted new recipes and taste-tested them with students in the cafeteria. After proving that students liked these new youth-designed items, the Nutrition Services Director agreed to add our butternut squash curry, lentil stew, apple bread, blueberry salad dressing, and pickled carrots to the district-wide menu.