A native of Seattle’s Central District, Jaycee is a Community Educator, Mentor, Teaching Artist, and Youth Advocate. Jaycee is the Youth Engagement Specialist serving the Yesler Terrace and High Point communities with Seattle Housing Authority. Jaycee is an entrepreneur, former owner of a vintage clothing store and art gallery.
For the last decade, he’s partnered with Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Housing Authority as a RecTech Digital Equity Coordinator, Center Supervisor for the Youth Tutoring Program, and K-5 School Site Manager through Seattle University’s Youth Initiative to create safe spaces for scholars to thrive, using the arts, education, and entrepreneurship as a vehicle for Black liberation. He has extensive experience developing culturally responsive and affirming programming, connecting families to vital resources, and convening community-based organizations in the service of Black children and youth. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Education Administration at Seattle University and homeschooling his 4 children with his wife in West Seattle.
Jaycee holds a BA from University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, with a major in Business Administration.