Amplifying the Power of Youth Voice... In Person

Students across Washington state are back in school, and the League of Education Voters (LEV) Field Team is in the middle of statewide group and individual interviews around our four main legislative platform issues:

  • Student mental health and social-emotional wellness
  • Safe and inclusive learning environments
  • Establishing equitable resourcing structures centered on student need
  • Students receiving special education services and students with disabilities are general education students first and must be supported and included

And speaking of students, don't miss our free Youth Advocacy Summit & Fall Fest on October 8, an event for youth by youth, co-hosted by LEV, Community Center for Education Results (CCER), and a team of youth partners from across the state. You can register here.

Read more about our work below.

Students from Summit Atlas Public School


LEVinar: Lifesaving Skills – Youth Suicide Prevention Through Social-Emotional Learning

Social-emotional learning is a powerful and cost-effective intervention to equip young individuals with essential skills tied to protective factors that play a pivotal role in reducing the likelihood of developing suicidal thoughts and behaviors. During this timely free webinar next Thursday, September 28 at 12:30 pm, we share the impacts of social-emotional learning on youth suicide prevention and discuss possible pathways forward for Washington state to address this ongoing crisis.

Special thanks to Committee for Children and the Washington state Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC).


Free Youth Advocacy Summit & Fall Fest

Sunday, October 8 at Highline College and on Zoom - Alongside our youth partners, we invite students, parents, leaders, and members of the community to come listen, learn, and participate in the events that students are putting on. Learn from their experiences with school. See what issues they are passionate about. Listen to and honor their hopes for the future. Whether you are a young person yourself or another member of the community, we invite you to join us as we hear from students, families, and community members.


Bites & Ballots: A Candidate Forum on Education

The 2023 Bites & Ballots: Candidate Forum on Education is on Tuesday, October 10 from 6 to 8 pm. It is a public, free, and accessible event for parents (bring your family) to share a free meal with Seattle School Board & City Council candidates. This is your opportunity to meet local candidates up close and personal and ask them your questions about schools directly!


Network for EdWork Annual Convening Call for Proposals Is Open

TAF’s Network for EdWork Annual Convening is happening February 23-24, 2024 at the University of Washington HUB, and the Call for Proposals is OPEN! This year’s theme is Journey Towards Liberation. Submit your talk, panel, workshop, interactive performance, or activity for consideration. The Convening is open to educators who identify as BIPOC and all leaders in education.

What is the Network for EdWork? 

TAF’s Network for EdWork develops collaborative partnerships with and among districts, schools, higher education, nonprofits, and government to close gaps in recruitment, encourage retention, develop internal and external competencies, and foster the promotion of BIPOC educators and education leaders to make those groups more representative of their student populations. We believe that supporting and connecting BIPOC educators and leaders is essential to creating education spaces where students of color - and all students - thrive.


Arik Korman
Interim Co-CEO / Communications Director, League of Education Voters

League of Education Voters
2734 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 728-6448

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