Reclaiming Our Schools
Friday Night Kick-off!
Join us at 7pm for an inspiring youth led open-mic and dance party!
Saturday Conference Schedule
8:30 Breakfast and Registration
9:15 Youth Panel
10:10 Workshop Session #1
11:20 Workshop Session #2
12:30 Lunch and Setting up Open Sessions
1:50 Open Sessions and Workshop Session #3
3:00 Keynote Speakers Asean Johnson and Shoneice Reynolds
Moderater: Amatullah Mervin, Community Organizer, Boston-area Youth Organizing Project
Imani Jiles is a member of the Boston Youth Organizing Project and attends 12th grade at the Josiah Quincy Upper School. “As a member I became interested in all the campaigns BYOP introduced to me. When the opportunity to run & receive a position I jumped on it. I didn’t exactly know what I wanted to do but I knew I was interested in becoming an organizer and I also believed in what the organization was about. I was excited to get out and fight for issues that were important to me and decide the way in which the battle was fought.”
Glorya Stamfard-Wornum is a Junior at the Edward M Kennedy and has been with Boston Student Advisory Council for 2 years. ”I work with BSAC because I believe that every student should know their rights and that we all no matter in what district should have equal learning.”
Ana Calderon was born in the Dominican Republic, is currently a senior at Brighton High School, and has been a at Youth Community Organizer Sociedad Latina for 2 years. “Working in SL I have the opportunity to advocate for myself, but more importantly for people whom have similar experience to me. We always help each other be better leaders and try to learn new things from different students. We also help the community by creating activity that both educates/ informs them and connects them to their own as well as different cultural roots since we live and work in a diverse community. Working at SL has helped with my college process as well as with what I want to do after I graduate from college. I plan to study psychology.”
Check out video from our past conferences!
Introducing Our Keynote Speakers!