Student Leadership Symposium

Tanisha Douglas, with the support of Center for Social Justice and Center for Multicultural Equality and Access, developed a daylong leadership retreat providing symposiums for student leaders to discuss vision creation and the “why social justice?” question. It also provided groups skill-building opportunities, including sessions such as: Introduction to DC, Privilege and Community Awareness, Vision Development, and Goal Setting, as well four “Know How” workshops (Media Relations, Youth Development and Mentoring Strategies, Literacy Tutoring Strategies, and Georgetown Student Leader Training). Additionally, this project created training prototypes and a professional network for future trainings. Twenty-five student leaders ultimately participated in the symposium. The Center for Social Justice Advisory Board was so impressed by the project’s impact and outcomes that it committed to holding the leadership symposium again in the fall of 2008.

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