Inspirational Workshops is partnering with King County Best Start for Kids to expand trauma-informed and restorative practices in schools. We will be ​partnering with Garfield High School and a middle school in King County to offer the Trailblazers program- (Youth of color blazing the trail for others).

About IW Trailblazers

The Trailblazers Program is designed to empower underrepresented students 

to gain confidence that will support them with navigating institutionalized 

oppression. IW Trailblazers introduces youth to social justice awareness. 

We believe youth-voice is essential. Youth will have the opportunity to 

explore methods for liberation- methods that will relieve them from 

a pre-determined trajectory, while cultivating leaders. 

Youth will learn self-advocacy and gain a positive self-image. 

Youth who participate in the IW Trailblazers program will 

engage in personal development practices that will increase academic 

performance, goal setting, and accomplishing personal and academic goals.

Empowering Youth (Collaboration and empowerment)

Mini consultants for teachers!

                                                                                                                               Students will have the opportunity to share their experiences in                                                                                                                                      the classroom. They will express what makes them feel valued,                                                                                                                                        happy, angry, sad etc. They will express their likes and dislikes.                                                                                                                                        They will express how educators make them feel. Then together,                                                                                                                                      IW staff and students will create a presentation for educators that                                                                                                                                     highlight what is working and what needs to be readjusted to ensure                                                                                                                              successful outcomes for students. The Trailblazers Mini Consultants                                                                                                                                 will learn how to self-advocate in a healthy productive way. They will                                                                                                                               learn communication skills and how to deliver a message to educators                                                                                                                               when they are upset.

                                                                                                                Trailblazers Mentor Program (Collaboration and empowerment)

                                                                                                       The Trailblazers mentoring program will give Trailblazer students the                                                                                                                           opportunity  to be mentored by Y-Scholar Garfield High School (GHS) students. The                                                                                                     Y-Scholars program is an academic college readiness program for African descent                                                                                                        students. The Trailblazers mentoring program is a way to build a greater sense of                                                                                                        community and belonging. IW Trailblazer’s goal is to empower youth of color to                                                                                                           blaze  the trail for others to follow and make a difference in life. Being a leader is an                                                                                                    essential component  of being successful. This program will provide GHS Scholars the                                                                                         opportunity to be a leader while being a role model for Trailblazer students. The                                                                                                            Trailblazer students will have the opportunity to experience being motivated by mentors,                                                                                      receiving a role model, and it will also enhance their self-esteem. Students would have the                                                                                          opportunity to explore college campuses with their high school mentor and more……..