Research and experience in all kinds of classrooms have shown that learning mindsets and skills can help students unlock their potential to succeed in any subject, at any age. We’re working closely with teachers, parents and researchers to develop practical tools to help students develop learning mindsets and skills.Read More
High-quality youth programs can make a positive difference in student achievement, social skills and risk reduction. We are taking a systemic approach to create incentives and structures that will help youth organizations dramatically improve the quality of out-of-school programs across Washington state.Read More
Every year, more than 5,000 youth and young adults experience homelessness in King County. The Raikes Foundation is joining forces with leaders and organizations from across the region to surround these young people with what they need to thrive, from stable housing to employment support.Read More
On a recent Monday morning, a young woman took a seat before the Seattle City Council, opened her PowerPoint slides, and cheerfully introduced herself to the elected officials.
“My name is Montrai Williams,” she told the council, flashing a photograph of herself in pigtails at the age of four. “I go by Trai.”
She spoke with the calm and confidence of a seasoned political veteran. Yet Trai is far from typical in the halls of government—one reason why she is such an effective advocate for preventing and ending youth homelessness in King County.