Early Childhood & Elementary Initiative
As the Youth Educator for the Early Childhood and Elementary Initiative, Jett is responsible for developing and delivering curriculum for students in grades K - 5, as well as their teachers and caregivers, focused on building healthy relationships, communication skills and consent culture within NYC public schools.
Jett grew up in Brooklyn, NY and scooted across the country to earn a BA in Gender & Women’s Studies from Pomona College in California. While studying at Pomona, Jett provided peer crisis counseling and safety planning support for survivors of sexual violence, and served as an advocate for LGBTQ survivors through Title IX reporting, investigation and hearing processes. They also developed consent education workshops for incoming students and trained new advocates to provide survivor support through an intersectional framework. As a result of these experiences, Jett wrote their senior thesis in defense of K-12 consent education. After graduation Jett began a year working at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center through Avodah’s Jewish Service Corps. Jett provided direct services through the Mediation Center’s walk-in community resource center and supported programming for Save Our Streets, an anti-gun violence program within the Cure Violence network. Since then, Jett has worked as a preschool teacher and the program coordinator for an arts-based alternative Hebrew school program.
Jett is constantly inspired by children’s imaginative world-making powers and is thrilled to be working with young people to envision healthier futures by challenging the messages they have received around relationships, communication, body autonomy, gender, race and sexuality.