A student stands onstage in front of a red background holding up one hand and looking at that hand. The student has tan skin, dark short hair, and wears a grey short sleeved hoodie.


South End Stories is excited to offer affordable programming for young people, educators, and families! Our classes, partnerships, and support systems build collaboration, collectivism, critical thinking, and creativity while being led by highly skilled teaching artists and staff. Check out our programmatic offerings below.

A colorful cartoon stack of anti-racist young adult books.


We believe the arts are a vital part of quality education and are working diligently to integrate the arts and social emotional learning into classrooms. 

  • We provide individual arts-based lessons in the classroom

  • We advise teachers on culturally responsive practice

  • We connect educators with professional teaching artists who develop arts curricula that can be implemented in classrooms and after school

  • Individual coaching and supplementary lessons for struggling students


We provide enriching and empowering after school and summer arts programming in:

  • Theatre

  • Film

  • Dance

  • Music

  • Poetry

  • Visual arts

A student with tan skin and long brown hair proudly holds up a flower image they painted from our 'Math Through Murals' program.
Donte (executive director), a Black man in jeans, a grey sweatshirt, a blue jacket, a white knit hat, and sunglasses holds up a forward facing fist towards the camera.


In our professional development workshops and consulting we:

  • Teach students to advocate for their social/emotional learning needs

  • Offer trainings for staff, scholars, and families

  • Facilitate more effective, honest communication between all the community members connected to the education system

  • Unpack the Seattle Public Schools’ Policy #0030: Ensuring Educational and Racial Equity

  • Center the idea of having power with scholars, not power over them


Some ways we support students beyond the classroom and connect with our community:​

  • We provide supplies and equipment to support arts-based, culturally responsive units at our partner schools 

  • The South End Stories Youth Blog, made by and for King County youth

  • Celebratory arts events and student showcases

  • Recurring discussion groups for families

A few hundred people, mostly students, of many races and ages, lead an outdoor march, carrying a banner that says "BLACK LIVES MATTER"
A student with dark tan skin and black curly shorter hair operates a large camera.


We use filmmaking to amplify students' voices in the classroom and their community. Some examples include: