Tyree D. Mailey is a passionate, logical, and critical thinker who wants to help change the school-to-prison pipeline. In 2015, Tyree graduated from Central Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Sociology and began to work with the homeless population and at-risk youth. Tyree always believes that change could come in all forms and with some self-searching he has learned that everyone wants to be a better person. Tyree has been a mentor for at-risk teens all over South King County and Pierce County.
Before working at 501 Commons as the Program Support Specialist, Tyree started his own nonprofit, named “The C.H.A.N.C.E.S. Foundation.” Tyree is committed to encouraging and nourishing members of these communities by recognizing their hierarchy of needs and promoting growth toward a more positive future.
Tyree has developed a way to share his life’s story to help reach younger generations by showing them new tools to successfully navigate ways to express their pain and anger through other methods. With his education/life background, he is determined to teach these young minds that there are other ways to be successful in life. Tyree is passionate about changing policies and advocating for vulnerable populations by being committed to social justice, inclusion, and stopping racism by any means necessary.
"If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude."
– Maya Angelou
Fun Fact: Tyree was born two and half months premature and weighed less than three pounds.