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The Mockingbird Society

NEW ADVOCATES, NEW INSIGHT INTO ENDING YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

On a recent Monday morning, a young woman took a seat before the Seattle City Council, opened her PowerPoint slides, and cheerfully introduced herself to the elected officials.

“My name is Montrai Williams,” she told the council, flashing a photograph of herself in pigtails at the age of four. “I go by Trai.”

She spoke with the calm and confidence of a seasoned political veteran. Yet Trai is far from typical in the halls of government—one reason why she is such an effective advocate for preventing and ending youth homelessness in King County.

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The capacity for real and significant change in the future resides in young people.

– Jeff and Tricia Raikes