For 7th-8th grade
The Power of One: Choosing to Make a Difference
Student Leadership Day engages participants in activities that foster the promotion of human and civil rights, challenges students to think responsibly about the power of both their words and actions, and empowers participants to take a stand in support of respect, acceptance and inclusiveness.
We invite you to nominate up to eight of your students (7th and 8th grade) to attend this powerful day.
Deadline for nomination letters is Monday, February 3, 2014.
Click here to submit your nomination >
Due to popular demand, the program will be offered on two consecutive days:
Tuesday, February 25
Wednesday, February 26
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Featured keynote speaker:
Hudson Taylor, Founder & Executive Director, Athlete Ally
As a three-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler and Columbia University coach, Hudson, a heterosexual athlete and a committed LGBT advocate, is determined to eliminate homophobia in sports. Emphasizing the athlete’s responsibility to lead in the fight for respect and inclusion in sports, Hudson found Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization that works to change athletic culture and redefine sportsmanship and what it means to be an athlete and a leader. Taylor’s work has been featured on ESPN, MSNBC, and in Sports Illustrated and Huffington Post. He is authoring a book entitled The Athlete Ally: Empowering a New Era of Leadership and Inclusion in Sports.
Presenting Sponsor of Student Leadership Days:
Additional support provided by The Jacob J. Fink Charitable Foundation, The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc and an Anonymous Foundation.