Opportunity Youth United is a national movement of young leaders who are dedicated to increasing opportunity and decreasing poverty in America. We are young adults who have faced difficulties such as child abuse, foster care placements, homelessness, traumatic loss, incarceration, discrimination and violence, school suspensions and much more. But instead of allowing these experiences to limit us, we have emerged empowered and motivated to drive our own lives and to strengthen our communities. We are working towards a nation where all young people can reach their highest potential and grow up in supportive, healthy, and inclusive communities.
As the OYU anchor organization for Seattle, SOAR is committed to providing young adults in the King County Youth Advisory Council with the support and resources they need to create change in their communities.