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BPS Youth Awards

As an extension of the District’s effort to develop its youth to be change agents, Student Support Service staff members recently partnered with the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission to host a Youth Leadership Conference at Niagara University (NU) on April 10.


Fifty-three Buffalo Public School students from Burgard High School, South Park High School, The Academy School, Lafayette International High School, Lewis J. Bennett High School of Innovative Technology, Newcomer Academy, Buffalo Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts, and International Preparatory School attended the conference and engaged in learning and dialogue on local and national issues of race and how, as youth leaders, they can combat these issues as change agents. NU students led various workshops that engaged our youth in discussions about how race plays a role in goal setting, how race and equality are related, and how justice movements can help youth overcome marginalization and oppression in their communities.

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