For 5th – 6th Grade


Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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:
Brian Van Slyke

Toolbox for Education & Social Action

Co-founder of the TESA Collective, a worker cooperative that develops resources for social and economic change, such as Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives and Rise Up: The Game of People & Power.

Participating students will be introduced to—and begin to design their own—cooperative games. Cooperative games are an effective tool for teaching about social justice because students learn to work together (rather than competing against each other) toward a common goal. Cooperative games developed by the students addressing issues that they face in their schools and communities will become the foundation of their action plans.



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 by Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

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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