SoundOut has contracted with Seattle Public Schools several times to support student voice in equity and race relations as well as service learning. Our activities have included project planning, program design and delivery, evaluation, writing, training, technical assistance, speaking, and professional development services.
In a variety of ways, SoundOut has been involved with the district’s Service Learning Seattle program since 2001. SoundOut Founding Director Adam Fletcher has been an advisor and spoke at several of the annual symposia hosted by the program.
From 2010 through 2015, SoundOut consulted Service Learning Seattle’s Youth Engagement Zone. In this capacity, we have provided program design, facilitation, evaluation, strategic planning, and freelance writing services. Our activities have included:
- Advising the district service learning program affecting app. 40,000 K-12 students.
- Co-creating and facilitating two ten-hour symposia on student voice for 150 attendees
- Conceptualizing, planning, and co-facilitating a multi-year professional learning community providing 50 hours of professional development for 45 nonprofit workers focused on youth engagement.
- Designing and managing an 80-hour summer learning program focused using student-driven technology education as part of a Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum with four staff members serving 20 high school students.