Seattle Youth & Families Workshops

Mayor McGinn is holding five Youth & Families Initiative workshops throughout the city to discuss “what we want for our kids and how best to create a healthy, positive and equitable environment for all families in our city.” There is going to be one in our general neighborhood this Monday.

Monday, March 1st
7:00-8:30 PM
Northgate Elementary School
11725 1st Ave NE

There is a invitation / flyer with more information. It’s also available in many languages other than English on their downloads page including Tigrigna, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish to name a few.

From The Website:
The Youth and Families Initiative is a major initiative announced by Mayor Mike McGinn during his inaugural address. The Initiative will help shape the Mayor’s agenda on issues affecting youth and families from a child’s birth to their successful career track. We are committed to eliminating racial disparities in education, child care, children’s health and the criminal justice system. This is not a problem solely within communities of color; it is our problem, and the responsibility for ending this systemic inequity rests with all of us.

The co-chairs of the new Initiative are former Mayor Norm Rice, former deputy mayor Bob Watt and Estela Ortega, Executive Director at El Centro de la Raza.

There is also a form which can be used to submit suggestions directly to the city which is quite cool:

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