First student leadership event hosted by Teach For America

The Brerean Community Drumline, a free drumline program in Crown Heights for students aged 10-19, kicked off the event.
Photo courtesy of Teach For America New York

Teach For America New York hosted a Student Leadership Summit on Saturday, May 9 at the Brooklyn College Student Center, where teachers from the organization selected 65 NYC students, based on merit, to attend the event. Teach For America’s first Student Leadership Summit, which encouraged seventh, eighth and ninth graders to explore their passions and become agents of change for New York, was part of the organization’s efforts to train and support teachers to empower students envision their leadership in the community and excel academically.

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