About Us

The Yellow Roses began in 2020 as a celebration of 100 years of women's voting rights. We learned that the fight for equal voting rights continues and decided to become a part of the solution. Our goal is to empower youth to take action through advocacy, service learning, and leadership opportunities.

 

To promote and educate about voting rights, we coordinate voter registration drives, engage youth in creating  non-partisan“voting plans” for  family, friends, and host “Social Justice Story Times”  to share with families the stories of struggle and determination displayed by equal rights advocates throughout the history of our Democracy. 

 

Youth Service Learning is also an important part of our mission. We hope to reveal the untapped abilities of young children to impact their communities by organizing  meaningful volunteer opportunities throughout the DMV.  In 2021, we kicked-off a School Year of Service that took us on a 9-month journey of helping others, while also developing our own youth leadership skills. We  are so thankful for the support shown by Pennies for Peace and the Central Asia Institute, the Washington Spirit Women's Soccer Team, the Hillwood Gardens and Estate, Meals-On-Wheels, and the volunteers that helped bring it all together throughout this impactful year. 

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A note from Mama Kate:

We first checked out these suffrage stories from the library as part of our homeschool study of the suffrage movement. 

These inspiring stories planted a seed, which blossomed into a space where stories are shared, art & creativity are inspired, and new ideas are encouraged. 

We hope that The Yellow Roses can become a resource for families and educators to learn these histories, which are not commonly taught in school textbooks.

We want to change that.

These courageous stories and histories can inspire future generations of leaders, advocates, and voters. 

We decided to offer art projects for children and families as a way to create a safe place for creativity, for questions, and for discussion about voting rights. We hope you will share with us your art, your thoughts, and your new ideas.

Thank you for your participation, for your creativity, for your contributions, and for your advocacy.