Class Reunions are a Great Time to Think of RARE!

/ June 4, 2024

RARE was founded in 2020, when the Roosevelt Class of 1971 was planning its 50th reunion and our country was in turmoil after the murder of George Floyd. A group of Black and white alumni began meeting with each other and realized that we had a valuable shared legacy from our high school years. We wanted to do something meaningful, to give something back, while celebrating our big event. We didn’t know that RARE would grow into the multidimensional non-profit organization that it is today, doing significant work to improve racial equity in Seattle schools and their communities.

RARE would love to attend your class reunion!

Since 2020, RARE has made a practice of contacting other classes celebrating a big reunion year  — whether it be 60, 50, 40, 30, or another number of years since graduation. We have been invited to speak, show our documentary film Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black and White, distribute brochures, and to solicit volunteers and donations at reunion events.

Equally important, class alumni leaders have included RARE in their pre-reunion outreach, letting their classmates know what their fellow-alumni have done in creating RARE. Some classes have even made concerted fundraising efforts to support RARE while commemorating their big anniversaries and shared memories.

It’s time for high school class reunions!

RARE is not limited to Roosevelt High School in its programs, its Board members and volunteers, or in its fundraising efforts. We are grateful for support from all alumni of all schools in the Seattle area and beyond.

So, as you approach your reunion this year, no matter how many years you are celebrating with your classmates, please take time to think of RARE and our volunteer team. Get in touch with your class leaders about it!

If RARE can play a role in your reunion, let us know on the Contact Us page!