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

Our next regional youth summit is all about Young People’s Rights! Join teens from across the region at the East MS Youth Summit!

Young People across Mississippi and the nation are demanding to know their rights, why they’re being racially profiled in their communities and schools, and what they can do about it. At the summit we’ll discuss youth rights as it relates to the criminal justice system and young people’s rights as students. Participants will leave the summit with new friends and connections, as well as new a skill set and knowledge base. Students grades 8-12 are welcome!

This free one-day event be held at Mississippi State University’s Colvard Student Union, Room 330 on Saturday, November 15th in Starkville, MS. Lunch will be provided to all summit participants. 

Space is limited so register today!

 

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