Shorewood High School students had the opportunity to travel to NYC at the start of this month to participate in the one day United Justice Coalition Summit. The UJC Summit is a prestigious annual event dedicated to advancing social justice and equity in the United States. The summit provided a unique platform for networking and collaborative learning.
In order to be selected for the trip, students had to write an essay or create a project that answered the following questions:
- Why do you think you would be a good choice as someone to attend the UJC Summit?
- How will this opportunity impact your journey towards social justice?
Along with answering the questions above, the students were required to have no unexcused absences or tardies, no major behavior referrals and good academic standing in all their classes.
Stephanie Brown from TMJ4's Steph Connects, sat down with the four SHS students and talked to them about why they were interested in attending the summit. Stephanie also interviewed local UWM student, Maia Scurry, who is interning for Roc Nation. Maia was responsible for reaching out to Shorewood's Equity Director, Shari Tucker, to let her know this opportunity existed for the students. Below, are the links to those interviews. In the next few weeks, we are looking forward to hearing from the students about their experience at the summit!