Core Connections - YVC STAR

In June, STAR leaders delivered a presentation entitled, "Social Equity Through the Eyes of Our Youth" to 40 Berks County teachers during the 2021 annual BCIU Core Connections Education conference. Students discussed their journey with STAR's youth led national movement for positive change, and how this transfers into their interactions in the classroom. Teachers learned about social equity from a youth perspective and engaged in dialogue about how to best help all students.

Check out the participant's takeaways below!

"These girls were AMAZING!! It was such a powerful of the best I've ever attended!"

"Very powerful to hear our Berks County students speak so passionately about what they want and expect from their schools. Every teacher in every district should hear their thoughts and ideas I look forward to continued opportunities to hear from these students and STAR organization."

"The youth that presented and facilitated small breakout groups did an excellent job. I was impressed and motivated to make changes in my classroom."

"This session was incredible! Hearing their perspective and initiative in helping to make our schools even better for all kids is truly inspiring and I learned a lot from them."