For 9th – 11th Grade
Student Leadership Day 2019
For High School Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors
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, December 4, 2019
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
|Thursday, December 5, 2019
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
We invite you to nominate up to eight of your 9th – 11th grade students to attend this powerful day.
The goal of Student Leadership Day is to increase awareness about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights, and to help participants think about lessons we can learn from the past.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Featured key note speaker:
A champion of social justice, Jahmal Cole’s mission is to build a more interconnected Chicago on the pillars of service and education. As the founder and CEO of the city’s fastest growing social impact organization, My Block My Hood My City, Jahmal is the creator of an exposure-based education program for teens and a network of volunteer initiatives that serve Chicago communities year-round. Traveling, youth mentorship and community organizing are the subjects of Jahmal’s highly acclaimed books and speeches. He has spoken to audiences ranging from high school students to the Mayor of Chicago.
Jahmal is most recently the recipient of the 2019 Champion of Freedom Award from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the 2018 Chicago Defender Men of Excellence Honoree, and the 2018 Chicago City Council Resolution Award. In 2018, he was also named one of the “20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans” by Streetwise Magazine and a Chicagoan of the Year by Chicago Magazine.
Student Leadership Day nomination letters should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your school email address by Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Presenting Sponsor of Student Leadership Days:
Education Services are supported with generous grants from: Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; The Bill Bass Foundation; Dr. Scholl Foundation; Leah Gutman Education Fund; Niles Township Government; PNC; Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundation; State Farm.
Additional endowment support is provided by: The Mayor Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Education Fund; The Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation Program Endowment Fund; Fund; Moselle Mintz Schwartz Education Fund; Barney & Anita Sidler Educational Endowment; Teachers Educational Endowment Fund.