News Headlines: What's up this month?

Camp Cultural Leadership


Camp Cultural Leadership kicked off in July. We are so proud of our students! Twenty-three students attended our two-week summer camp for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Camp was held at Brittany Woods Middle School in the University City School District. The camp introduced and reinforced social justice concepts and tied them to leadership skills, similar to our award-winning high-school program. During their time at camp, students:

  • explored the effects of prejudice, discrimination, stereotypes, oppression, and privilege;
  • participated in numerous team-building and leadership games;
  • collaborated with Adventure Tree and Think Tank Theater;
  • focused on four different leadership traits: goal-setting, respect, character, and teamwork;
  • took an overnight trip to Memphis to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and how they can make social change.

To learn more, click here.
For application materials for next year's camp, click here.

Troublemaker of the Best Kind Award



Join us for our 3rd Annual Troublemaker of the Best Kind Award on Thursday, December 11 at The Nine Network of Public Media. The evening will include a reception with hors d'oeuvres and drinks, the award program, and a panel discussion on Social Movements and the Media.


Click here for more information and to purchase tickets today!

Courageous Conversations


Class 9 students were recently featured in a Nick News segment about school segregation, because of Cultural Leadership's unique School Swap experience. View their work here.

In July, Class 9 students, and a Class 9 parent,  participated in a discussion on education with independent filmmaker Shukree Tilghman. Tilghman is working on a new documentary revisiting the 50th anniversary of the original March on Washington. The video can be viewed by clicking on this link.

Racism. Discrimination. Hate. Love. Belonging. Understanding. Justice.

Our students discuss and help maintain an environment of mutual respect and open dialogue.

To schedule our students to address or facilitate your group, visit our Book-A-Speaker page.