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African American Male Achievement (AAMA)

Community Engagement Report

Our Voice, Our Vision: Strategies for Supporting Black Excellence in Seattle Public Schools

The Office of African American Male Achievement is proud to publish “Our Voice, Our Vision: Strategies for Supporting Black Excellence in Seattle Public Schools,” a new report that explores how our Black boys, teens, and families experience our school system.

Research findings and recommendations are products of their voices and insights. This report represents an ongoing conversation about rectifying inequities, building just schools, and leading from the insights of our students and families.

“Our Voice, Our Vision” offers insights toward achieving the racial equity goals outlined in Seattle Excellence and lays the groundwork for AAMA’s multi-year plan to implement structural changes in Seattle Public Schools.

Key Recommendations

The report uplifts four key recommendation themes for Seattle Public Schools to adopt, with each theme offering a specific set of recommendations:

  • Create welcoming, joyous, and safe learning environments
  • Develop instructional approaches grounded in identity affirmation
  • Build strong relationships between educators and students ­­
  • Lead with insights from families and community members in the education of their children
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AAMA Report

Our Voice Our Vision

Strategies for Honoring and Supporting Black Excellence in Seattle Public Schools.

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AAMA Multi-year Plan

Office of African American Male Achievement’s multi-year plan implements structural changes in Seattle Public Schools. Read the multi-year plan.

Thank you to the Alliance for Education for supporting our work! Read more about the Alliance on their website.