Youth Voice Team
Who We Are
The People's Assembly's Youth Voice Team is a core group of youth and young adult organizers from Tacoma and the larger Pierce County area. The Youth Voice team was born from TPA's beginning efforts around engaging students from the Tacoma Public Schools in breaking down the school-to-prison-pipeline and building learning environments that are safe and supportive for all youth, especially Black youth. The team was established in late 2017 and is continuing to grow.
What We Do
The Youth Voice team organizes for change by building youth power and voice in schools and our communities. The team works with various community groups, individuals, and stakeholders to engage all community members in efforts that support equity and justice, with Black youth at the front and center of the movement. The Youth Voice team seeks to lead change and build community through:
Holding peer-supported spaces in community where youth and young adults can learn and organize together
Organizing and participating in events and activities that elevate youth voice around critical social justice
Celebrating, elevating, and raising the creativity and leadership of youth who are historically erased or excluded from mainstream community spaces, especially Black youth
Advocating for social change through direct action, creative resistance, and community-building
Connect With Us
The Youth Voice team meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm in Tacoma. These meetings are open to core organizers of the Youth Voice Team, but we invite you to message us if you'd like to come to a meeting to learn more, connect, or collaborate!
Interested in joining? We're looking to expand our team. Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.