YWCA Carlisle provides a safe and respectful space for thoughtful and intentional discussion about racial equality, personal bias, and social justice in the context of the school community at the Annual Youth Leadership Conference. This year, students in many Cumberland County school districts are getting the chance to prepare themselves with the courage and skills needed to stand up to injustice in their communities. Participants will be involved in activities and discussions focused on addressing various social and racial issues that impact the broader Cumberland County area, including their school communities. Students will address oppression and socialization nationally and within their own communities, and will identify areas of growth as a community and as an individual.
YWCA Carlisle’s Annual Youth Leadership Conference, taking place during Week Without Violence, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17. The entire day includes a workshop-style format with engaging presentations from community organizations and hands-on activities for both small and large group discussion. This conference is provided at no charge to the school districts and includes a free light breakfast and lunch served by members of YWCA’s Racial Justice Committee.