SWR Student Voices

SWR Student Voices photo
Five Shoreham-Wading River High School students recently attended the Erase Racism “Student Voices Campaign,” held on the campus at Stony Brook University. Juniors Angelina Anderson, Raymond Colon, Megan Greene, Fatou Ndiaye and Samantha Rutkowsky, accompanied by science teacher Dr. Christine Rubenstein and English teacher Edward Storck, participated in youth leadership development workshops, and panel and group discussions with other high school students on Long Island to create action plans to bring positive change to school communities. The regional organization leads public policy advocacy campaigns and related initiatives to promote racial equity in areas such as public school education and community development. At the conference, the students had the opportunity to gain the tools, platform and confidence to become social justice advocates and leaders. They now look forward to partnering with neighboring school districts that were also in attendance to put their ideas into action.