South Bend Schools launching free virtual youth conference focused on equality

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The South Bend Community School Corporation is holding its first virtual Thought Leadership Youth Conference for students through the Michiana area. The conference is free with three online sessions at 10 a.m. to noon, July 21st through 23rd.

According to officials, the conference is designed to promote equity and inclusion, teach leadership skills, and show new ways to share and engage through online activities, forums, and discussions for kids in grades 8 through 12.

“This is a crucial time for children from throughout our community to engage in meaningful discourse about topics that are culturally and emotionally at the forefront of our mission as educators, learners, and neighbors,” said Tessa Sutton, Ph. D., Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for SBCSC.

Students that participate in all three sessions will earn a Youth Leadership Certificate, a scholarship, and a chance to win a gift card.

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