Regional Youth Summits

The Winter Institute has committed itself to broadening its youth work to include year-round programing that complements its Summer Youth Institute, a nine-day leadership and community building experience framed through Civil Rights. One of the new year-round programs that the Institute’s youth engagement team has created is a series of regional youth summits. Each summit will focus on a specific region of the state and address the needs and interests of the young people who live in those communities. In addition to allowing SYI alums to reconnect and recharge, the regional summits will also allow students who have not had the opportunity to attend SYI to be apart of the experience.

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Starkville, MS | November 2014

In wake of the events in Ferguson, MO and across our nation regarding the disregard of young black lives, the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation’s youth engagement team dedicated their 3rd regional summit – the East MS Youth Summit – to young people’s rights. Held at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS on November 15, an incredible group of high school students came together to learn more about their rights and experience MSU. Through powerful discussions between students and our guests from the ACLU of Mississippi and Starkville Police Department, we were better able to understand our rights as students and citizens and what we can do in our communities. Many thanks to our fantastic students, interns, and partners!

Be on the lookout for the next regional youth summit in spring 2015!

 

Delta Youth Summit

Clarksdale, MS | March 2014

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The Delta Youth Summit was the second regional youth summit hosted by the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation’s youth engagement team. Held at the Coahoma County Higher Education Center in Clarksdale, MS in early late March, an incredible group of high school students (and a few elementary students :) ) from the Delta came together to learn more about bullying and how to effectively deal with it. Many thanks to our fantastic students and interns!

 

Central Mississippi Youth Summit

Jackson, MS | November 2013

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The Central MS Youth Summit was the first in a series of regional youth summits hosted by the Institute’s youth engagement team. Held at the Cabot Lodge Millsaps in Jackson, MS in early November 2013, a passionate group of high school students from the greater central MS/ Jackson area came together to address the importance of access to quality education and their roles as educational activists. They were joined by an esteemed group of academics, activists, and policy makers. Many thanks to our fantastic students, panelists, and staff/interns!

 

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Photos from our Regional Youth Summits