Who We Are
We are an advocacy team who, after years of navigating different aspects of the school system, learned the importance of self-advocacy. We are passionate about advocacy and empowering students and their communities.
Jess Garcia has spent years in the PTA advocating for students, families and educators. Her passion is creating a community of support and resources that empower students to help them get ready to launch into the world.
Nicholas Garcia is a student in high school who has personally experienced the importance of self-advocacy in his own educational journey. The support of his community of educators, family and friends has help him thrive to be an advocate now for others.
How We Started
Jessica has spent years in the Bellevue PTA advocating for students, parents and educators. Her passion is creating a Community of support and resources that empower students, setting them on the path to launch into the world.
Empower : Through communication, Self-awareness & knowledge
Educate : Students and families how to advocate for their needs. As well as expressing their situation + work with schools/teachers as to how they can be successful
Elevate : Student’s Self-esteem
Explain : A clear message about student needs/requests
Encourage : Your student to speak up respectfully and to understand areas of strengths, weakness + areas of challenge
Enlist : Help from parents, teachers, schools, and outside agencies
Energize : Build Self-confidence, find solutions. Believe in yourself!