Local Leadership & Activism

Throughout the school year in Seattle, students complete Activist Projects to explore an aspect of their own community that needs greater understanding and social change. They propose their Activist Projects based on the skills and resources they have developed through the classroom curriculum and exchange program.  By completing their projects, they emerge as leaders , equipped to

Seattle struggles with division in our neighborhoods and schools and students are charged with examining and acting on these divisions with the lens they have developed through exchange and learning. These local projects help our students build bridges of communication and understanding that our city benefits from. In past years, student projects have inspired connections with English Language Learners in their own school, students across the city in other high schools, and Native American student groups on local reservations.