Lead for Diversity 2013 Group PhotoLead for Diversity 2013 delegates are back in their schools ready to implement Action Plans to create inclusive and affirming schools!

Don’t want to miss out on the excitement for next year?

Register a delegation from your school

for Lead for Diversity 2014 online.

Or download the Registration Form.

 

 

What the program is:
Lead for Diversity (LFD) is a year-long initiative that begins with an intensive summer residential retreat experience. The program brings teams of students from high schools across New Jersey together to engage in experiential workshops, small group discussions, and action planning around social justice and diversity issues. During the summer, student teams work together to create an Action Plan specific to their school or district, which they will implement during the ensuing school year. Even though only four students from a school typically attend one LFD summer session, the Action Plan they create has the potential to reach the entire school population. Annually, we estimate that our LFD Schools’ Action Plans impact over 20,000 of New Jersey’s students and educators. Learn about Lead for Diversity’s impact.
Purpose:
Our focus is on providing awareness and strategies to New Jersey youth so that they can recognize, address, and challenge bias and oppression based on ability status, age, body image, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status within their schools and communities.
Lead for Diversity participants will:
Develop an understanding of and appreciation for diverse cultures, social identities, and other unique human characteristics
Develop an expanded awareness of prejudice and its harmful effects on individuals, groups, and communities
Improve leadership skills that will ultimately decrease stereotyping and promote social justice and equity
Develop and implement an action plan designed to positively impact the climates in their schools and communities
Who it serves:
High school students entering grades 10, 11, and 12
Registration:
Your school or organization must register to be considered for the Lead for Diversity program. Space is limited and applicants will be considered based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to register for LFD 2014.
Program Cost:
$2300 for a delegation of up to four students.
Location:
The summer LFD 2014 program will take place July 13-18 at the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry, PA. PEEC is located within the beautiful, rustic Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, along the Delaware River.

Thank you to our 2013 Lead for Diversity PARTNERS IN EDUCATION!

FOUNDER
Shor Family Foundation Inc.

BENEFACTORS
New Jersey Natural Gas
Victoria Foundation

PATRONS
NASCO
Wilf Family Foundation

DELEGATE SPONSORS
Fidelity Investments
Investors Foundation
NJM Insurance Group
The Provident Bank Foundation

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