A conference for AISNE member school students in Grades 9-12, in partnership and collaboration with teachers and administrators

A space to create, empower and self-care 

Considering the racial reckoning, and the loss and uncertainty of COVID, for many this year has offered opportunities to rebuild, both internally and externally. This conference is designed to provide empowerment, opportunities for creation, and strategies for self–care to equip ourselves with tools to continue our process of rebuilding.   

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Volunteer to Facilitate a Workshop and/or Affinity Group

Agenda


Saturday, April 17

  • Welcome | 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Opening Keynote: Darryl Bellamy Jr. | Fearless Inside | 3:45 p.m.
  • Break | 4:45 p.m.
  • Activities | 5:00 p.m.
  • Break | 6:00 p.m.
  • Reflection Space | 6:15 p.m.
  • Break | 7:15 p.m.
  • Affinity Group Gatherings | 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 18

  • Morning Keynote: Nic Stone | You Are Infinitely POWERful | 9:30 a.m. EST
  • Workshop | 10:30 a.m.
  • Midday Keynote: Alex Myers | Bodies and Binaries: Making Meaningful Change towards Gender Inclusion at Schools | 11:45 a.m.
  • Break | 12:45 p.m.
  • Affinity Group Gatherings | 1:15 p.m.
  • Come Together: Share Outs | Performances | Raffles | Celebrate Seniors | 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

There will be an adult workshop offering 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. on Sunday alongside student workshops. 

Adult faculty, staff and administrators are invited to register for this conference as chaperones, workshop and/or affinity group facilitators.


Featured Speakers


Darryl Bellamy Jr. | Nic StoneAlex Myers


Registration Details

This conference is specifically for AISNE member schools.

  • $50 per student
  • adult chaperones: complimentary
  • workshop and affinity group facilitators: complimentary

Registration Notes: 

  • AISNE's annual High School Students of Color Conference is designed to provide a majority space for those who identify with the global majority. 
    • What does people of the global majority (PGM) mean?
    • White students are welcome as allies. In presenting this opportunity to your school and your students, please support the goal of this being a majority experience for BIPOC students.
  • The goal of complimentary faculty registration is in appreciation to faculty for chaperoning/sponsoring their student group and/or facilitating workshops or affinity groups. It is not intended for faculty to register as observers.

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Please gather the following details for each student participant, in advance of submitting your registrations.

  • Name
  • Grade: 9, 10, 11 or 12
  • Pronouns
  • Affinity Group Selection*
    • Black
      • African
      • Caribbean
    • Asian
      • East Asian
      • South Asian
      • Southeast Asian
      • Pacific Islander
    • Latinx / Latine
    • Middle Eastern / North African
    • Multiracial
    • Native / Indigenous / First Nations
    • Transracial Adoptee
    • another affinity (there will be space to let us know)
  • Email Address

* All white students participating in this conference as allies to Students of Color will meet during Affinity Group times to focus on deepening their understanding of authentic allyship and explore tangible opportunities to put allyship into practice, both within their school and within their broader community.


About Our Featured Speakers


Darryl Bellamy Jr.

I'm the kid who sold candy purchased from Sam's Club in middle school and loved reading and going to the library. I also convinced my high school principal to make the Get Motivated Conference an excused absence to hear General Colin Powell and Zig Ziglar speak.

What I'm blessed to do now could have been predicted by others, but not by me.

  • I love my family, friends, sprite mini's, peach rings, chickfila, and everything self-development.
  • I love helping students eliminate the fear and pain they experience as they grow and mature.
  • I love assisting millennials and entrepreneurs move past their fear to create the life and businesses they desire.

Meet you at the top!

Learn more here.

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Nic Stone

Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work.

You can find her goofing off and/or fangirling over her adorable little family on most social media platforms.

Learn more here.

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Alex Myers

Alex Myers is a writer, teacher, and speaker.  Born and raised in Paris, Maine, Alex was raised as a girl (Alice) and left Maine to attend boarding school at Phillips Exeter Academy.  At Exeter, Alex came out as transgender, returning his senior year as a man after attending for three years as a woman, and was the first transgender student in that Academy’s history.  After Exeter, Alex earned his bachelor’s at Harvard University, studying Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Alex was also the first openly transgender student at Harvard and worked to change the University’s nondiscrimination clause to include gender identity. Subsequent to earning a master’s degree in religion at Brown, Alex has pursued a career in teaching English at secondary schools.  He completed his Master’s of Fine Arts in fiction writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he began his work on Revolutionary. He currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two cats.

Learn more here.


Activities

Saturday at 5:00 p.m. EST

Join us for fun, virtual activities presented by Confetti and Mike's Music. Catch up with your friends and make new connections across New England!

Sign up on our conference site once you register.


Workshops

Enjoy a workshop hosted and facilitated by fellow students and faculty members. Interested in hosting one? Sign up here.


Participating Schools

  • Bancroft School
  • Beaver Country Day School
  • Berwick Academy
  • Brewster Academy
  • Brooks School
  • Boston University Academy
  • The Cambridge School of Weston
  • Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School
  • Cheverus High School
  • Concord Academy
  • Dana Hall School
  • Dexter Southfield School
  • Dublin School
  • Falmouth Academy
  • Fay School
  • Fontbonne: The Early College of Boston
  • The Governor’s Academy
  • Groton School
  • Hebron Academy
  • Kents Hill School
  • Lawrence Academy
  • Lexington Christian Academy
  • Lincoln School
  • Miss Hall’s School
  • Moses Brown School
  • Newton Country Day School
  • Noble and Greenough School
  • Pingree School
  • Pomfret School
  • Princeton Day School
  • Providence Country Day School
  • The Roxbury Latin School
  • Stoneleigh-Burnham School
  • St. George's School
  • St. Mark’s School
  • St. Paul’s School
  • The Wheeler School
  • The White Mountain School
  • The Woodward School
  • Worcester Academy

Speaker Books
 


Please contact Kristin Bedard with any questions about this conference. Thank you!