The November 29th Community Town Hall was incredibly honest and inspiring! Hearing from the panelists and community members who shared their sincere concerns for Washington’s youth gave us a renewed sense of community, connection, and collective purpose. Even though 2023 is coming to a close in a month, this is only a starting point for the work we’ll do together.
We encourage you to stay connected with our team and you can do it a few ways:
These resources were shared during the event from Stand for Children Washington Staff or panelists.
- 2024 Stand WA Legislative Priorities
- Info: Juvenile Court Fines & Fees are Uncollectible
- NAACP Youth Council
- LYAC: Action Day is on January 28th!
- Parent Ambassador Application Process
- League of Women Voters WA
- Save the Children Action Network (SCAN)
- Center for High School Success
- Eros Nelson, NAACP Youth Leader
- Ashlye Triebs, Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) Member
- Natasha Fecteau Minger, Parent Ambassador & 2023 candidate for North Kitsap School Board
- Doug Judge, Washington Coach, Center for High School Success
Hello everyone! My name is Ashlye Triebs! I am a fellow for Fuse Washington on Clark College’s Campus. I am a junior at Columbia River High School and a full-time running start student at Clark College. I am 16 years old and working towards my Associate in Arts degree emphasizing Political Science. Civic engagement has always been a valuable part of my identity and life. My gateway towards civic involvement in my youth all started by canvassing for congresswoman Marie Glusenkamp Perez in the most recent election when I was 15. Being young and involved is just a step ahead in my future. Exercising and protecting one’s civic rights is something I will always advocate for. As of August 2023, I have committed to my position as a member of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council in Olympia, where we work to amplify and accommodate the needs of youth across the state by advocating for bills with our legislature. Being one person on this council has been a thrilling and life-changing experience in my life! In my future, I want to accomplish a master’s in Public Policy and a bachelor’s in Political Science with a minor in history. Down the road in my career, I would like to pursue a career in lobbying and take some form of office in D.C. A career with UNICEF and FEMA is also a fun thought!
I am Eros Nelson, a senior at the center school and member of the NAACP youth council. I also run my school’s RJA (racial Justice alliance) and am a member of my school’s BSU (black student union). I am a active member of my community and avid fighter against the injustices me and my peoples face.
Natasha Fecteau Minger is an Alaska Native Aleut living on the Kitsap Peninsula with her husband Jeff and her son N’khelai. The only high school graduate in her family of origin, she has fought hard for every educational opportunity for her own son, who has a spectrum diagnosis. She is committed to a public education system that meets students where they are and values the role of families more than the bureaucracy of public education. As a Washington State Parent Ambassador, she has worked towards increasing the quality of early learning in our state for more than a decade and dreams of innovative educational environments that inspire educators and develops the intrinsic rewards in students of learning and meeting challenges. She recently ran for school board and gained valuable insight for her own journey as she fights for educational equity in our state.
Doug Judge is a 9th Grade Success Coach, working with incredible schools and districts in NW Washington state. Doug was drawn to 9th grade success work at CHSS based on its strong evidence of effectiveness in addressing systemic inequities across very diverse districts, states, and regions. Doug finds this work refreshing in its creativity and its centering of student voices to guide change efforts.
Doug has worked in a variety of roles in foster care, juvenile justice, and public and institutional school settings, most recently as a high school administrator and a district SEL director. His Ph.D. is in special education, and his research and teaching interests include SEL, alternatives to exclusionary discipline, and addressing mental health, trauma, and resilience in schools through MTSS. Doug and his wife Kelly live in West Seattle, where their 4 magical daughters keep them filled with wonder. In 9th grade, Doug was working on a small farm, playing sports, and starting to fall in love with books.
Can’t make it on Nov. 29th, but want to learn more about advocacy? Join our Advocacy Training on Dec. 6th!