Education Justice, Immigration, Spiritual Resistance

Kirby Jones was a student at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina who majored in English with minors in sociology and Spanish. She has worked to obtain a teaching licensure and hopes to dedicate her career to the empowerment of youth from a diverse array of interests and backgrounds. Kirby has a growing passion for human rights and social justice and believes that an equitable education system forms the infrastructure for a society. However, her coursework compelled her to confront the inequalities in our schools that inhibit many young people from fulfilling their full potential. Through the YP4 fellowship, Kirby seeks to create a series of culturally sensitive and culturally relevant workshops that will give students from marginalized populations the opportunity to think critically about and respond creatively to issues that impact the world around them.