STUDENT LEADERSHIP DAY
THE POWER OF ONE:
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 14, 2018
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
|Thursday, February 15, 2018
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Featured keynote speaker:
Michel Chikwanine has overcome unimaginable pain and struggles. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michel grew up amid the terror of the Great War of Africa. He witnessed the torture of his father, the rape of his mother, and endured torture of his own. Much of his childhood was ravaged by the death and decay of a war that claimed the lives of 5.8 million people, his father included, and forced him to be a child soldier. Michel now inspires people to believe in their ability to make a difference and leaves audiences with a new perspective on life, a sense of hope through social responsibility, and a desire for change. Sharing his personal story, Michel has captured the attention of national media, including CBC, CTV and major daily newspapers. Michel is also the author of the graphic novel, Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War. Participating schools will each receive a copy of Child Soldier.
For more information, or to nominate up to eight of your 7th and 8th grade students, submit your letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your school email address. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, January 24th.
Presenting Sponsor of Student Leadership Days:
Additional support provided by The Jacob J. Fink Charitable Foundation, The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc , Moselle Mintz Schwartz Education Fund, and an Anonymous Foundation.