PROGRAMS​

BUILDING RACIAL JUSTICE, EQUITY, AND ACTION ACROSS COMMUNITIES.

 
For Young Leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and members of our community, we offer unique opportunities to:
  • Engage in healthy conversations about race 
  • Increase awareness of racial identity and its effect on individual experiences
  • Deconstruct racism as a concept and analyze its role in our lives and the world
  • Develop ideas, strategies, and action plans for change 

ANNUAL YLSC RACIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY TEEN SUMMIT

 
Our annual Racial Justice and Equity Youth Summit brings together high school students from across the DFW area to spark dialogue, awareness, engagement, and equip them to advocate for racial justice, equity, and advocacy in their schools, communities, and beyond. 

 

In an extraordinary, curated space, students are invited to design their own experience and select workshops to attend by topic. Workshops are facilitated by other young leaders and adult allies and reviewed by students based on their effectiveness in preparing students for discussions about race with peers, friends, and family. 

Recurrent Topics Include: 

  • Immigration Rights

  • Policy & Voting 101

  • Food & Climate Justice

  • Allies vs. Accomplices

  • Policing & Our Schools

  • Colorism & Beauty

  • Cultural Appropriation & Power

  • Organizing & Movement Building

  • Decolonizing Your Self-Care

  • History of Race & Identity

  • Race, Gender, & Sexuality

  • Mental Healthcare & Access

 

 

2500+ Students

30+ Campuses

70+ Supporting Activists, Artists, and Educators

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

From Students:

"At schools, sometimes people don't have outlets to share about our own race and our own gender... It's nice to have a place to talk about who we are and how we represent ourselves as people. "

"I'm really grateful that there is a program where adults are listening... Kids nowadays know what's happening in society and all the issues and how we can tackle them." 

From Administrators:

With YLSC as our partners in this endeavor, what we thought was going to be a great day of learning for our students surpassed all of our expectations. The day-long Racial Justice and Equity Teen Summit was an amazing experience and ended with everyone wanting more. More knowledge, more conversations, more debate... Just more of what we had been exposed to in our short time together.

Angelia Lee

Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Richarson ISD

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