Unleash the Brilliance


Shared goal(s): Continue or Leverage existing partnerships to meet youth needs, Directly check on the well-being of youth and families


Unleash the Brilliance identified our students who were already vulnerable pre-COVID-19 and who could become more vulnerable, and underserved post-COVID-19. Our goal was to maintain a line of communication and provide support for families hardest hit by the crisis. In addition, we provided our scholars with ease of access to teachers to continue their learning.

Web site: http://www.utbteens.com/

Lead organization partners: Cascade Middle School, Unleash the Brilliance, King County

Kinds of organization: Direct Service Non-profit Organization, School/School District

Participant population: Youth (Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8)

Youth development support targetted: Out-of-School Time Academic Enrichment/Extended Learning, Social and Emotional Learning/Character Development

Primary funding source: Government Entity/Grant, Individual Contributions



Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year), Summer 2020, Winter 2020 (Academic Year)

Location: California

Total capacity: The total capacity or target enrollment of the program is 500 participants.

Health and safety: Compliance with State/County/City guidance, Physical distancing

How do you address inequity? 

Equity removes multiple layers of education barriers and creates a platform for enormous opportunities. We intentionally met with all of our scholars, parents, teachers and staff to communicate a sense of urgency around equity and what we could ALL do in solidarity to change the climate and culture of the school environment.

Contact information: 

Terrell Dorsey
Unleash the Brilliance
(253) 441-6276


Common agenda: 

Continuous communication: 

Backbone support: 

Mutually reinforcing activities: 

Shared measurement: 

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