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DPS Youth racial equity training

DPSF is sponsoring rising 8th grade and high school DPS students to attend a two-day racial equity training for Durham youth on July 30-31st. The youth racial equity training will be led by the Racial Equity Institute.

Applications are now closed (the deadline was 6/15). Applicants will be notified by July 1.

When is the training? Tuesday, July 30th – Wednesday, July 31st. The training is two-full days (hours will either be from 9am-3pm or 10am-4pm). Updates will be shared when the timing is finalized.

How much? The cost of the youth racial equity training is $200 but interested students can attend for free if they apply through the Durham Public Schools Foundation.

Where? W.G. Pearson Center (600 E Umstead St, Durham, NC 27701)

How is the youth training different from the regular two-day workshop? The youth version of the training will cover talking points, historical factors and an organizational definition of racism. There will be breakout and interactive sessions. The students will also have an opportunity to sit and listen to the presenters.

Is food provided? Yes, food is provided. Dietary restrictions will be considered.

DPSF youth advisory council

Students who participate in the racial equity training will also be invited to apply for DPSF’s Youth Advisory Council.

This Youth Advisory Council will be an integral leadership team for the DPS Foundation, working in collaboration with DPSF’s Board to guide and help implement DPSF’s strategy.

The Youth Advisory Council will be leaders in supporting and accelerating transformation of Durham Public Schools. Council members will have the opportunity to directly impact equity in their school district.

Students on the Youth Advisory Council will receive a stipend for participating. Additional stipends will be available for students who need transportation to meetings and students who need childcare (for their own child(ren) or if they are the caregiver for younger siblings during out-of-school time).