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Youth Equity Summit Coming on March 28!

Join us for the Youth Equity Summit 2020 at Dobie Middle School on Saturday, March 28 from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

Click here to register as an individual or a school team.

This event will bring together elementary, middle and high school youth to discuss and brainstorm around some of the key equity issues affecting education today. Morning session for elementary and middle school students goes from 9 am to noon. High school session begins with registration at 11:30 am and program from noon to 3:30 pm.

What do we mean by equity in education? It means that ALL students, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, language, religion, family background, or family income, have access to the educational resources they need to be successful (Aspen Institute). But how do we make Austin, which has historically been a city divided across racial, ethnic and economic lines, a place that works together to support all students? That is what we will be tackling at the Youth Equity Summit.

Youth can register as either individuals or as part of a team from their school. Participants will be sent material in advance to read to inspire thinking about equity. Teams will be mixed for discussion groups, and will also work with a facilitator for 90 minutes to brainstorm a presentation around an issue that they choose. More details about teams are in the Youth Equity Summit Team Guidelines.

We’ll also have some amazing speakers (TBA) at lunch and at the end of the summit. Stay tuned for announcements soon!

The summit is free (thanks to some great sponsors), including lunch. Transportation help can be provided with advance notice. We also have some great raffle prizes to give away at the end of the afternoon (gift cards, bikes, etc.), and all participants will receive a YES t-shirt.

Our goal is to have a wide variety of youth voices from across the city for this great event. Tell your friends, tell your teachers, and get your team signed up. Questions? Contact event organizer Jose Carrasco jcarrasco@austinvoices.org.

Sponsored by Austin Voices for Education and Youth, READ (Rundberg Educational Advancement District), Dobie Middle School and Austin ISD.

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