For 5th – 6th Grade


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, March 14, 2018
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday, March 15, 2018
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join us for an inspiring day as students work together to build leadership skills and encourage community-building, critical thinking, and social justice.

We invite you to nominate up to eight of your students (5th-6th grade) to attend this powerful day.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Featured Keynote Speaker:
Harold Green

Memorable Spoken Word Artist… Captivating Lyricist… Compelling Motivational Speaker… Inspirational Playwright…Thrilling
Actor…New Age Poet…Modern day RENAISSANCE MAN……all describe the unique talents of Harold Green III. Endowed
with an array of gifts, Harold is one of the most versatile artists this generation has seen. Harold Green is forever evolving as
an artist, and refuses to be placed in a box. Green’s ability to speak cogently, in great detail, and with such passion further
defines him as a uniquely chosen vessel – one totally engulfed in his lyrics and transforms them into undeniable masterpieces!
Green has appeared on many major blogs such as: FakeShore Drive, 2DopeBoyz, The Ellen Show Blog, and Black America
Web (Tom Joyner). He co-hosts a popular open mic in the south loop of Chicago called “SoulSpeak” with Lawrence “Binkey”
Tolfree. Green has performed at universities across the nation including, but not limited to: Grambling State University, Quincy
University, Howard University, Iowa University, Nicholls State University, and University of Illinois at Chicago. Green has written
four full-length plays, and starred in over a dozen. His first book is entitled “From Englewood, With Love”. He has been apart of
innovative groups such as Black Orchard, Fatboy Skinny, and a collaboration with his songstress wife, Charisma Sweat-Green,
HNIC – Harold N’ the Incredible Charisma. The most important thing is that Harold Green is a creator, a constant creator. He is
a visionary that brings ideas to life. His words will bear hug you and force you to make eye contact. Once you get hooked on
Harold Green’s art it won’t let you go, because he won’t give you that chance.


For more information, or to nominate up to six of your 5th or 6th grade students, submit your letter via email to from your school email address. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, February 21st.

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, Moselle Mintz Schwartz  Education Fund, and an Anonymous Foundation.




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