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    Learn more about the African American Male
    Student Leadership Council Application

    Participating students will receive a stipend for participation and have the opportunity to earn service learning hours.

    Department of African American Male Achievement

    The Department of African American Male Achievement, established 2019, directly aligns with the district’s new five-year strategic plan, Seattle Excellence, and the collective commitment to unapologetically support and serve students and families furthest from educational justice.

    Dr. Mia Williams, the department's executive director, provides the leadership to guide the district's initiatives to accelerate success for all African American male students in Seattle Public Schools.

    Why Does Seattle Focus on African American Male Students?

    From our strategic plan "To achieve educational justice, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) strives to provide safe learning environments, curriculum that incorporates a student’s life experiences and culture, and instruction delivered by high-quality, culturally responsive educators. Unfortunately, many students from certain ethnicities have not historically experienced equitable opportunities for all or part of their educational journey (including African and African American, Asian Pacific Islander and Pacific Islander, LatinX, and Native American students). These students are our priority – with an intentional focus on African American males. Read Seattle Excellence, Seattle Public Schools strategic plan.

    A group photo that includes Mia Williams and many students and educators with their right fist in the air

    Dr. Mia Williams
    Executive Director
    Department of African American Male Achievement
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    Photo of Mia Williams in graduation robes in front of a school sign

    Read more about Dr. Williams and her work to eliminate opportunity gaps and advance racial and educational justice in Seattle Public Schools.