Our youth are brilliant, talented and ready to change the world. The NYS is designed to help them do exactly that. The Summit, will once again bring together talented and gifted high school student leaders from cities across the United States to work with leading educators, academics, and economists to examine the school to prison pipeline, create a model of discipline based on inherent strengths and develop innovative economic strategies not dependent upon the current system of mass incarceration. Students will be challenged and encouraged to pursue a resurgence of academic excellence, highly engaged educators and exceptional expectations for themselves and those that serve them.
November 12, 2017: The Summit will open with the opportunity to tour historic sites, followed by an extraordinary opening ceremony and reception, A Movement in Four Parts: Passing the Torch. On November 13th, plenary sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with civil rights legends and keynote speakers in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel and on November 14th, workshops will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Walter E. Massey Leadership Center where students will have an opportunity to work with civil rights legends and national experts from across the country.
Students will work with:
More than 20 local and national experts from universities, agencies, and business
Civil rights legends
Nationally acclaimed Keynote Speaker
Educators Student Guides
Please join us in supporting this effort. Your fully tax-deductible donation will help make it possible for students to participate in these two extraordinary days working with national experts from universities, business, and social justice agencies.