The Youth Leadership Institute is an annual gathering of Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s grantees who are committed to the central importance of youth leadership, voice, and organizing in building system-level change in education that is both student-centered and grounded in equity.
The Youth Leadership Institute seeks to support participants to lead for systems change by:
- Getting together with other New England youth to find ways to support and advocate for their education at the local, state and national level.
- Organize with other New England youth on ways to uplift student voice
- Create and strengthen relationships with other New England youth and adults that support youth having a voice in their education
- Uplift the importance of having school systems that prepare ALL students for college, career and life after high school
This conference may be of interest to any stakeholders, especially young people interested in youth advocacy and activism. It will take place on August 7-9, 2017 at Babson College’s Executive Conference Center.
Host Organization: Nellie Mae Education Foundation