Choosing to Make a Difference

For 7th and 8th grade students

Student Leadership Day will challenge participants to think about lessons that can be learned from the past, empowering them to stand against indifference and injustice today.

Due to popular demand, the program will be offered on two consecutive days. Please indicate first and second date preference in your nomination letter.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday, February 19, 2015
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Featured keynote speaker:

Andrew Slack
Co-founder and Executive Director,  Harry Potter  Alliance and Imagine Better Network

Andrew Slack Andrew co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance and  developed the  Imagine Better Network: an  unprecedented movement that goes  beyond Harry  Potter to all fandoms so that fantasy is no longer an   escape from our world, but an invitation to change it  for the better.  He’s been featured in Fast Company, the  front cover of,  the New York Times, and been named one of the GOOD 100. He’s  spoken at TEDx Rome and TEDx Youth and served as a keynote speaker at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Andrew spent years performing comedy across the US and in online viral videos, studied at an acting conservatory in London, volunteered at a spiritual center for peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, and has taught workshops in creative writing and modern mythology to kids of all ages.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information, or to nominate up to eight of your 7th and 8th grade students, submit your letter via email to from your school email address by Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

Nomination guidelines>


Presenting Sponsor of Student Leadership Days:
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Additional support provided by The Jacob J. Fink Charitable Foundation, The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc and an Anonymous Foundation.



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