Green Hill School
The Social Justice and Equity for Youth Committee (SJ&EY) of BCDI along with Tabor 100 has been working with Black youth at the Department of Social and Health Services Green Hill School youth correctional school since November 2012.
Quarterly BCDI members travel to Chehalis, WA and provide life coaching to members of the African American Cultural Group, one of several cultural affinity groups at the school.
The SJ&EY Committee has introduced to the school the Alive & Free Prescription™ with training from Dr. Joseph Marshall co-creator of the prescription. As a consequence of 18-months of BCDI-Seattle advocacy in October 2014 the Green Hill School and Seattle Central College signed a Memorandum of Understanding to bring college courses into the school using a distance learning strategy! A blended funding approach will be utilized including young men contributing a portion from their work stipends, Bunny Wilburn Educational Grants and scholarships and donations from several community fund raising strategies.
In 2014 BCDI-Seattle received NBCDI's “Unsung Hero Awardee” for the Green Hill School initiative.
In 2020, 21 of the young men are taking college courses. 10 of the young men are being mentored by volunteers organized by BCDI Seattle's SJ&EY committee.