5 things you can do today to support LGBTQ youth

For LGBTQ folks, June is an important month of celebration and awareness. While commemorating the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, Pride also serves as a reminder of the fearless existence of LGBTQ people. Though often a joyful occasion, the everyday lived reality of many LGBTQ people—especially those with multiple … [ ]

Welcome to the team, Sevan!

We are thrilled to welcome Sevan Bussell to our team as the new Spokane coach-trainer. Sevan (they/them) has been a youth worker for the last eight years, and a public speaker/workshop facilitator for the last twelve years. Their passion is creating and supporting accessible and equitable spaces for people to … [ ]

5 reasons why working with young people is the best

Our providers and partner organizations support some of the most brilliant young people in Washington. Lex Gavin explains why working with young people is the best They are our future. People say it all the time, but it’s true! Youth have always been at the forefront of social change and … [ ]

Welcome to the team, Cassie!

A desire to create change and provide quality information propelled Cassie into her position at SOWA. Fourteen years of serving youth in a volunteer and professional capacity

Growing our communications team—meet Adriana

Adriana (sher/her) joins SOWA as the Communications Coordinator to establish an enhanced focus on storytelling for the organization and elevate community voice for SOWA’s programs. Adriana graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in Public Relations and a minor in Nonprofit Management in 2013. Since then she has been … [ ]

Growing our communications team—meet Tran

As Marketing Manager, Tran (they/them) develops digital and print communications strategies to support the mission and programs at School’s Out Washington. Most recently, they served as the communication coordinator for Soar, where they spearheaded the organization’s rebranding effort. Tran is most passionate about using communications and marketing as a tool … [ ]