ISC’s Youth Empowerment Summit Inspires Students

The Instructional Services Center at CVES brought together 170 students from 18 school districts to inspire Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion among the students of CVES’ 17 component school districts.

To share a quote from the Press Republican article,

“The objective is to educate student leadership groups from each district on kindness, acceptance and inclusion and provide them with the knowledge and tools to drive change within their school districts,” said Jeff Sisson, CVES health, safety and risk management specialist.

Jeff continues in an interview with CVES, “Existing groups already in the schools could fulfill this need (i.e., College for Every Student, Bullying Prevention groups, Honor Society, Peer Mentors, Student Council). Topics for the YES will include Labeling and Stereotypes, Teambuilding and Trust, and additional offerings related to climate and culture change. The dream is for the summits to become an annual self-sustaining event, and follow in the successful footsteps of the Model U.N. program.”

The first of recurring monthly topics the students will cover is Unity Day on October 19th, were students will wear orange to spread their message of Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion with their peers.

Click here to read the Press Republican article Youth Empowerment Summit aims to inspire change

Follow the Get up, Stand-Up Facebook page for more updates on YES and other events at CVES component schools.