National Youth Leadership Council Virtual Summit on Education Equity
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At the Youth Leadership Summit, youth will come together to develop their skills for community action through a series of trainings that explore personal identity rooted in social and emotional learning. The three-day event will provide sessions on the explorations of personal leadership styles and cultural backgrounds, youth/adult partnerships, and action-planning for assessments leading to addressing community needs.

7/20/2020 to 7/22/2020
When: July 20-22, 2020
12PM - 4PM CST
Where: Presented online via Zoom
United States
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Our current education systems increase disparities for students of color from the school to prison pipeline and unsafe school climates to whitewashed curriculum and policies. Lack of trauma-informed mental health support, cultural competency, and anti-racist practices create unjust school climates. All of this and more lends itself to education equity remaining one of the greatest issues of our time.

Join the NYLC’s Youth Advisory Council at the The National Youth Leadership Virtual Summit on Education Equity this July 20-22, 2020. 

This event will bring together youth to develop their skills for community action through a series of trainings that explore personal identity rooted in social and emotional learning.  The three-day event will provide sessions on the explorations of personal leadership styles and cultural backgrounds, youth/adult partnerships, and action-planning for assessments leading to addressing community needs. 

Participants apply their learnings to action-planning. Key to this leadership development is an inquiry process that sparks creativity and social and emotional learning including:


  • Empowerment – contribution to community

  • Positive Values – caring, equality and justice, and responsibility

  • Positive Identity – personal power, self-esteem, sense of purpose, positive view of the future

  • Social Competencies – planning and decision-making, cultural competencies, peaceful conflict resolution


Young People Gain:

  • The ability to work together with people of all backgrounds

  • Allies to support leadership development and service-learning action plans

  • The tools and knowledge to create equitable change in their communities

  • Motivation to take action for the common good


They:

  • Listen to different perspectives and personal experiences

  • Engage in meaningful leadership activities

  • Experience discomfort by pushing boundaries, from team-building to conversations about power and privilege

  • Speak truth about their own stories, recognizing their knowledge and expertise


Topics for discussion may include:

  • School to Prison Pipeline
  • Implicit Bias/Subconscious Racism
  • Culturally-Responsive Education
  • Current issues involving race in a school environment (ex. police brutality)
  • Work-Based Learning/Internship/Service-Learning Opportunities
  • School Segregation
  • Access to Technology
  • Access to Food
  • Lack of Student Voice

Register by July 15 to join this FREE event held via Zoom. Need more information? Email info@nylc.org.