Student Board Member Blessyn Lavender Williams was sworn into office on June 27, 2023, after being one of the top two vote earners in a May 2023 election where more than 3,000 San Diego Unified students cast their ballots.
“Your voice is your greatest power, use it and let it be the change you want to see” Lavender Williams said. As a student board member it's my top priority to give every student a space to be unapologetically themselves. You will be heard, You will be supported, You will be celebrated.
Blessyn Lavender Williams, a current senior at Lincoln High School, is a passionate, proud and confident leader. She's actively involved in her community and school. She is a student athlete competing in varsity Lacrosse, Tennis and cheer. She is also the current president of an organization named Black Girls United whose focus is on sisterhood and exposing teenagers to the importance of giving back to the community. Another organization she is a member of is the Young and Prosperous Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting and preparing students for college by exposing them to universities and financial help. Additionally, Lavender Williams is completing her fourth year as an Aaron Price fellow. Beginning freshman year, the Aaron Price Foundation showcases different professions and helps high school scholars in San Diego discover and develop their true passions.
These foundations and the lessons she has learned along the way from her peers have shaped the leader Lavender Williams is today, positively contributing to her confidence to effectively represent and uplift the voices of all students in San Diego Unified
At Lincoln, Lavender Williams enjoys being an active member on campus- continually developing her leadership and working with other students, as the Senior Class President in ASB. She especially values getting feedback from students, directly. Lavender Williams celebrates all students and aims to make them feel supported. Whether it's academics, athletics, STEAM, VAPA, or another passion she plans to unite/connect students from across all disciplines.
Having felt unseen, Lavender Williams decided to run for the position of Student Board Member and be the catalyst for change she and her peers feel is necessary. Her priority is to ensure each student feels connected to their school, district, and community, is knowledgeable about the different opportunities uniquely available to them, and empowered to make a difference.
On the board, Lavender Williams will continue to celebrate and showcase all students while giving them a space to take action on what they believe in.