Diversity Conferences for Students
Goal - $5,000
The People of Color Conference is the flagship of the National Association of Independent Schools' commitment to equity and justice in teaching and learning.The mission of the conference is to provide a safe space for leadership and professional development and networking for people of color and allies of all backgrounds in independent schools. The PoCC equips educators at every level, from teachers to trustees, with knowledge, skills, and experiences to improve and enhance the interracial, interethnic, and intercultural climate in their schools, as well as the attending academic, social-emotional, and workplace performance outcomes for students and adults alike.
The Student Diversity Leadership Conference is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders (grades 9-12) from across the country. SDLC focuses on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community. Led by a diverse team of trained adult and peer facilitators, participants develop effective cross-cultural communication skills, better understand the nature and development of effective strategies for social justice, practice expression through the arts, and learn networking principles and strategies. In addition to large group sessions, SDLC "family groups" and "home groups" allow for intense dialogue and sharing.
Each year, Pennington wants to send six current students to the People of Color Conference. With your support, we can provide our students with an opportunity to engage as leaders and have the ability to network with other students from peer schools.