Youth Board

The Seattle Made Youth Board is comprised of 5 local youth keen to learn about the role of the local economy in building more equitable communities and a healthier environment. Board members work collaboratively to create public awareness campaigns on issues that impact our city, ranging from the local food economy, slow fashion, urban sustainability, etc. Board members also inform youth programming design and youth-focused collateral.

Mission

Giving Youth a voice in Seattle's emerging conversation about urban manufacturing, sustainability, and the future of our city's economy.

Why Seattle Made Youth Board?

  • Make a meaningful impact and have fun!

  • Be a part of Seattle’s new economy and connect with some of the most creative local makers and entrepreneurs, people who make everything from bicycles to bags to bowties!

  • Learn how these makers have turned their passions into businesses, and how those businesses in turn impact our city’s economy, environment, and communities.

Who You Are

  • Ages 16-21
  • Looking to develop your voice and leadership skills
  • Collaborative, open-minded and able to commit a minimum of 6 months (approximately 10 hours/month) to the Board

What We Offer

  • Professional development assistance (resumé and cover letter building, references, etc.)
  • Digital platforms that will reach thousands city-wide
  • A monthly stipend
  • Opportunity to meet and work with local business owners and makers

Meet our Advisory Board!

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Clarissa San Diego

Clarissa San Diego is Founder and CEO of Makerologist, a maker technology agency that bridges the gap between companies and communities through creative technology experiences. She leads a collective of makers, educators, designers, engineers, artists, and writers who have come together under a shared vision of creating a maker ecosystem. They specialize in project based learning experiences through hardware kits, workshops, events, and public installations. At Makerologist, San Diego demonstrates her abilities in business development, industrial design, STEM education, and community building at a local and global scale. In her previous career, she served as a developer relations consultant for various tech companies. Her award winning work is published in academic journal, Technical Communication, and MAKE Magazine. Clarissa was also co-producer for numerous tech events including the Women Who Code CONNECT 2016 and the DevRel Summit conferences. Majority of her work focuses on matchmaking the needs between local communities and businesses through hardware education.

Jasmmine Ramgotra

Jasmmine Kaur Ramgotra is a movement artist + choreographer + facilitator and storyteller who is also known by the name JASE. Inspiration for her work comes from her experience as a mixed-race individual, as a queer/androgynous femme, as an immigrant, and as an eco-feminist. Ramgotra’s art is also influenced and driven by her research in the environmental field, and her strong desire to tell challenging truths about our culture. Her goal is to create works that foster a new culture of inclusion, respect and innovation through cross-disciplinary partnerships: eliminating the abstraction that makes art inaccessible, and bringing the deeper meaning to the eyes and ears of her audience. Ramgotra is currently a member of leadership with 350 Seattle, integrating anti-oppression work, movement and creative expression into climate advocacy. She is also the founder of Culture SHIFT - a collective that uses movement as a tool to deepen understanding and spark inspiration around stories at the intersection of equity, environment and empowerment - rallying community to engage with solutions we can all be part of.

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Gabriel-Bello diaz

Gabriel-Bello Diaz is a Puerto Rican designer and teacher. As founder of Efficio he combines 3D printing and laser cut technology with leather to create high end leather products. With his background in architecture and robotic engineering he has developed educational programs and curriculums that encourage students to pursue a variety of STEM careers. Gabriel has been published in several books for his research in robotics and is currently working on his first solo publication on deconstructing public school education. He is also very passionate about empowering people of color and started an online fashion editorial, Hyena Culture, that highlights artists using their talent to strengthen and give back to their own community.

Contact

Want to get in touch with the Youth Board, advisory members, or join either?
Contact the Youth Program Manager via email by clicking the icon!

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