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 13, 2019
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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:
Sally Kohn

Sally Kohn is one of the leading progressive voices in America today.  The author of THE OPPOSITE OF HATE (April 2018, Algonquin) and host of STATE OF RESISTANCE podcast, Sally is a CNN political commentator and columnist.  Before that, she was a Fox News contributor — and before that worked for over 15 years as a community organizer.  Sally’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, New York Magazine, More Magazine,,, USA Today, Time, Afar Magazine and many other outlets.  She’s also a popular keynote speaker and frequently leads media and speaking skills workshops for grassroots activists and corporate leaders.





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 Friday, February 22, 2019.

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.

Additional funding for Student Leadership Days provided by the JCCC Foundation.




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