“I challenge you, as young people, to think about who in your own lives—whether it’s family, community or at school—is the most marginalized? What can you do, or what can you advocate for and elevate from their experience, to then benefit everyone else?” –Rep. Jesse Johnson Our youth and staff are grateful to Washington State…

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“The leadership of YOU—to listen and be empathetic and continually put yourself in other peoples’ shoes—grows with importance as coalitions and issues get bigger.” –Andrew Kehoe Andrew Kehoe brought a wealth of experience, insight and youthful energy to our online leadership seminar with youth and staff. We discussed the importance of building coalitions, of asking…

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●Use your talents to the best of your ability.●Persevere and learn from your mistakes.●See people and accept them as they are and build relationships. These are some of the insightful takeaways our youth and staff were honored to learn from our friend and colleague Vanessa Davis, who joined us for one of our online leadership…

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“The important thing is not to focus on differences but focus on the areas that you have in common. You don’t get anything done it you can’t work across the aisle.” –Patty Rose Our youth and staff always appreciate time with Patty Rose, whose practical wisdom and more than four decades of experience as a…

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