Who Are We?
We Lead Us: BIPOC Youth Mentoring is a grassroots community organization connecting BIPOC (Black, indigenous, and people of color) youth in North Seattle. High school students hold biweekly circles to mentor and build community with elementary school students.
What Do We Do?
Mentoring circles seek to provide for elementary school students of color:
- Safe space to share their thoughts, feelings, concerns
- Real space to belong and feel comfortable in their whole identity and culture
- Supportive space to respond to injustice and amplify their voice
- Anti-racist space to navigate white-dominant schools and white-washed curriculum
- Empowering space to lead and engage in broader community
How Does it Work?
Participation in circles is free for all BIPOC youth! Please see our Get Involved page for a current schedule of circles being offered and more information on registering. You can also contact us with any questions.
How Can I Support?
Please consider donating to We Lead Us to jumpstart our new grassroots BIPOC youth centered organization. Donations for We Lead Us are collected through our partner organization, Washington Ethnic Studies Now. Funds will support training our high schoolers as mentors and circle keepers, language translation, art and activity supplies, and technology among other things.