About Us

Our journey on this project began as a virtual, youth-directed series of discussions on inequality, police relations, and personal stories which culminated in a session on youth action. After meeting every Tuesday and Thursday throughout July 2020, we decided that we wanted to take this discussion further. Still meeting on a weekly basis, our team of VOiCEup and YVC of Reading Leaders and students from seven districts across Berks County are setting new goals in hopes of bringing awareness and change to their communities and beyond.

Our Accomplishments To Date Include:

- Creation of this website and pledge with continual content development!

- Speaking at multiple school, local, state, and national virtual forums and meetings.

- Developing a middle/high school curriculum to help start the conversations about race with peers.

- Establishing STAR clubs in several Berks County schools.

- Leading STAR curriculum for students in VA, KS, MO and Canada.

- Supporting youth-driven social justice projects for students in other states.

- Creating a large scale public art display “Youth Voices for Equity, Justice and Inclusion.”

- Hosting monthly youth-led discussion sessions on race, including film discussions.

- Developing a national interactive virtual youth-led event entitled “Stand Up & Stand In for Social Justice” hosted via Instagram Live.

- Creating a STAR playground program curriculum for children age 6-10.


Meet our team of Co-Founders and Participants below!

Amelia

Wilson

Amy

Oley

Anna

Homeschool

EliAnna

Oley

Elise

Wyomissing

Elizabeth

Berks Catholic

Emily

Wyomissing

Harry

Wyomissing

Jack

Wyomissing

Jaida

Wilson

Jason

Wyomissing

Karleigh

Exeter

Katie

Wyomissing

Kayla

Kutztown University

Lydia

Wyomissing

Maddie

Fleetwood

Maddy

Wilson

Mireliz

Oley

Morgan

Wyomissing

Nayla

Reading

Olivia

Reading

Princess

Reading

Rachel

Berks Catholic

Saishree

Exeter

Samantha

Wilson

Samantha

Reading

We would also like to thank the Board of VOiCEup Berks for their continuous support for the

Stand Together Against Racism Youth-Led Initiative. Meet the Board below!

Board Chair