The Black Joy Consortium is aligned to a vision for a reimagined education system that fully prepares Black students to thrive in life and the workforce as a means toward equitable educational outcomes for all students in Washington state. To that end, the Consortium has recognized six key areas centered on the social-emotional health, wellness, and healing as foundational to improving the educational outcomes for Black students.

These six priorities serve as the coalition’s official platform for advocacy, policy interventions, and continued learning. We believe that intentional advancements in each of the six priorities will create the necessary conditions for student success and help achieve the desired outcomes for Black students and families.