Last month, we celebrated another successful season of after school programming in Boston, Lawrence, Lowell, and Worcester. The success of our Stand Up For Your Rights and spring Mock Trial programs wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated school partners, volunteer attorneys, and middle school students-turned-lawyers.
Andrew King, a PhD Candidate in Public Policy, McCormack Graduate School at UMass Boston, Mariette Bien-Aime Ayala, a Research Assistant and PhD Candidate in Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies at UMass Boston, and BPS student walk-out leaders will discuss their experiences and speak to the impact of youth-led social change.
We’re excited to announce that two students have been selected to read their essays on leadership and activism at our upcoming gala, and present the 2019 Champions of Justice award to Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (above) and Conan Harris.
Congratulations to Sapna Malhotra, a second grader from the Eliot School, and Essence Smith, a junior from Excel Academy Charter High School, for their passion and hard work! Hear what they have to say at “Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Leaders” on Friday, May 31st at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter.
“Across this nation, young people are leading the way, which has been the case for every social movement throughout our history. They are organizing and mobilizing and calling us to action, making plain the high stakes the next generation faces, from gun violence to climate change to the future of work to the solvency of social security” – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
We’re looking for volunteer docents to conduct tours on the following dates. Please contact Johnny Sadoff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested and available!
- Wednesday, May 22nd – 11:00am-12:00pm – Weston Council on Aging
- Tuesday, May 29th – 10:30am-11:30am – German International School
- Wednesday, May 29th – 2:00pm-3:00pm – The Boston Lawyers Group
A huge thank you to all of the incredible volunteers who worked with us in April:
Kevin Boyle, Zeta Crawford, Pascal David, Julia-Jonas Day, Betsy Gabrielson, Kathryn Gillis, Lauren Godles-Milgroom, Carolyn Hoffman, Sam Hurst-Macdonald, Lisa Jacobson, Hervens Jeanbaptiste, Rachel Jellinek, Anastassia Korin, Elaine Leete, Kaleigh Lightbourne, Palmetta Lightbourne, Allyson Lowitz, Claire Nivola, David Pearson, Jane Peachy, Alicia Pierozzi, Linda Robrish, Shawn Rosier, Jasmine Sadeghani, Jessica Sadeghani, Suzanne Schlossberg, and Kevin Wessel
With the help of countless sponsors, supporters, and event attendees, our annual gala raised more than $500,000 in support of our civics classroom, field trip, and after school programs!
Huge thanks to our incredible keynotes Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and Conan Harris, the talented student performers from Haley Pilot School, and our brilliant student speakers for being a part of this unforgettable celebration of civic engagement and youth empowerment.