In the 2011-12 school year, I designed and facilitated the King County Youth Engagement Practitioners Cadre for Seattle Public Schools in partnership with Kyla Lackie of SOAR in Seattle. This included facilitating 28 hours of professional learning community activities for 25 diverse King County youth workers, developing curriculum, providing reports, and presenting findings at conferences.
In summer 2012, I provided technical assistance and contract supervision for the Seattle Youth Media Camp. This two-week course included 80+ hours of instruction for 20 students of color from a low-performing high school. They produced a video and received credit from their school for attending.
In 2012-13, I again partnered in designing and facilitating the Cadre. Additionally, I presented on the Cadre and the Zone in several settings, including the National Service Learning Conference in Denver, Colorado in March 2013.
All activities were funded through the Corporation for Community and National Service Youth Engagement Zone grant to Seattle Public Schools, operated by Service Learning Seattle. SOAR is the King County collaborative for children and youth.
In addition to facilitation, I edited the summary publication of the Cadre, The King County Youth Engagement Handbook, and sat on the Service Learning Seattle Advisory Board.