Seattle Young Peoples Project

Seattle Young Peoples Project, or SYPP, operates several student-led projects in Seattle, Washington, that focus on social justice and youth empowerment.

One program called Youth Undoing Institutional Racism is currently working on several social justice in school issues, including getting military recruiters out of schools and rehiring union busdrivers who were laid off.

In the past they have successfully challenged racist school mascots and got Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” approved by the school district for use in high school history classes.

Other projects have addressed homophobia in schools, racist school mascots and teacher hiring practices.

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Published by Adam Fletcher

Adam is the founding director of SoundOut. An author, speaker and consultant, he has worked with K-12 schools, districts, nonprofits and others for more than 15 years. Learn more about him at http://soundout.org/Adam

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