The Black Community Wellness project is a fiscally sponsored initiative to improve overall wellness and financial mobility in predominantly African American communities. In January, it was conceived of as a food literacy campaign to be folded into the existing sustainability curriculum offered in after school enrichment programs and community centers. Then in a flash, the Covid-19 pandemic, school closings and televised murder of George Floyd shone more bright lights on all that’s wrong about life for African Americans in these United States, ultimately leading to the team’s expanded scope to include the Teen Education Revolution.
The Teen Education Revolution is an assembly of passionate and forward-thinking educators who came together during the pandemic, eager to share their knowledge and hold space for the creative genius within our youth to emerge. Our guides and facilitators assist youth and adult leaders in thinking like design detectives about the structures we currently have in place and how to design more equitable futures for ALL OF US now.