May 4 & 5 | Greater Tacoma Convention Center


An annual event bringing together service providers, system leaders, and community members to collaborate on shaping the future of education and promoting equity for youth in Pierce County.
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Session Proposals

Charting Our Future connects youth advocates across professions and lived experiences to explore the most pressing issues preventing young people from success.  By sharing your insights and expertise, you’ll have the opportunity to inspire and inform youth service providers, policymakers, and other leaders from across sectors. 

Collaborate across sectors to reduce disparities and shape the future of education.
Continuous Improvement

Use data to challenge systems of oppression and achieve objectives of ongoing learning and fairness.

Education Justice

Explore the interconnectedness of today’s education challenges and the ongoing impact of historical racism.

Address the System

Examine strategies and techniques that have proven effective in addressing the underlying structural causes of racial inequality.


Leverage your position to advocate for local, regional, and state policies that address racial disparities and promote student success.

Community Engagement

Empower families and youth to make informed decisions on issues that impact their lives.

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Changing Systems, Changing Lives

In 2022, the Foundation for Tacoma Students brought together over 300 community partners, for the first time post-pandemic. We were joined by nearly 60 speakers leading powerful discussions around Changing SystemsChanging Lives

Race, Justice, and the Education System

In April 2021, the Foundation for Tacoma Students hosted its first inaugural Charting Our Future conference. Over 500 educators, partners, leaders, and community members joined the 3-day virtual event to focus on one theme: Race, Justice & the Education System.

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