Empowering Students of Color for Future Success and Leadership
This session will focus on how quality afterschool and youth development programs are uniquely positioned to meet the racial equity challenges presented by the diverse student populations of the present and foreseeable future. We will examine how the educational opportunity gap entrenched within our school system reinforces racial inequity in learning and leadership opportunities, as well as discipline and dropout rates, from pre-K/early education through K-12. Quality afterschool and youth development programs that integrate racially inclusive and collaborative models as a core program component can be a crucial intervention to the future success of youth of color and our society as a whole. This session will provide participants with a unique opportunity to share ideas, experiences, and best practices, as well as cautionary tales of what to avoid.
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Director, Urban Youth Justice
Ernest Saadiq Morris is a youth rights advocate, civil rights and liberties lawyer, and founding director of the public education and advocacy initiative, Urban Youth Justice. He has been defeating the school-to-prison pipeline since 2004, including coordinating the largest successful mass student defense to-date (Round Rock, Texas 2006-2007).
Monday October 8, 2012 10:15am - 12:15pm
- Age Range 6th - 12th grade, 9th - 12th grade, K - 12th grade, K - 5th grade, K - 8th grade
- Audience AYD Lead Staff, AYD Program Director, Curriculum Developer (formal or informal education), Executive or Deputy Director, Funder, Policymaker, Researcher, School Administrator, School Leader, School Principal or Assistant Principal, Trainer or Coach
Attendance numbers do not account for private attendees. Get there early!
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