About the Summit

The Center for Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY and the Youth Education Summit Interns (YES-I), as part of the Allies in Education: Building Coalitions for Youth-Driven Research and Advocacy research team, will host a youth-led summit on educational justice, art, and activism! The event will bring together students and their allies in educational justice to up-pack issues, concerns, and realities in education through creative and artistic expression (collaborative art-making, workshops, open-mic, and more.) Youth and allies will work together to imagine a future in education with justice and youth-voice at the core.

Click here to register for the YOUth Education Summit (Y.E.S).


10:30 A.M. Registration & Resource Fair

11:00 A.M. Welcome, Keynotes, Kick-off
Keynotes: HAWWAA IBRAHIM, star of Project Runway Jr. will be joining us along with GRACE CALLWOOD, founder and chairwoman of the We Cancerve Movement Inc., to discuss the importance of creativity in education, health, social justice, activism, and more.

12:00 P.M. Workshops: Session One

1:00 P.M. Lunch, Art, Resource Fair, Performance & Discussion

2:00 P.M. Workshop: Session Two

3:00 P.M. Closing, Performance, Open-Mic

For more information about the Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S!) and the youth student leaders organizing the Summit, visit the official website at: http://bit.ly/YEStoYOUth2018

Say Y.E.S. to an equitable education system
Say Y.E.S. to diverse identities being represented
Say Y.E.S. to YOUth

#SayYesToYOUth2018 #YESNYC2018

Follow the Y.E.S youth on Twitter at @youtheducation6 and on Instagram at @yestoyouth_

Co-sponsored by Allies in Education: Building Coalitions for Youth-Driven Research and Advocacy research team as part of the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research from the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S) Press Release