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POCIS Student Leadership Awards for SDLC and YAP

Student Leadership Award

Nomination Form
2013 –2014

POCIS is pleased to offer two (2) $500 awards to outstanding high school students of color to support students to attend either the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) at the NAIS People of Color Conference (PoCC) or The Youth Action Project (YAP) at the White Privilege Conference (WPC).

When and what is the NAIS SDLC?
December 5 – December 7, 2013 (National Harbor, MD)
2013 People of Color Conference (PoCC)
PoCC 2013 A Capitol’s Mosaic:  Independent School Leaders Building an Interconnected World
2013 Student Diversity Leadership Conference
Foresight is 20/20:  Capitalizing on Our United State
The goal of this conference is to bring together students from across the country who are committed to raising awareness of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice on their school campuses.  SDLC participants take part in a rigorous curriculum working in small groups to explore their own identity as well as share about their own life experiences.  In addition, SDLC participants brainstorm ideas to make a positive impact upon their return to their school.
When and what is the WPC/YAP?
March 26-29, 2014 (Madison, WI)
15th Annual White Privilege Conference
Building Relationships!  Strengthening Communities!  Seeking Justice!
The White Privilege Conference is a conference that examines challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team building strategies to work toward a more equitable world. WPC is a conference designed to examine issues of privilege beyond skin color. WPC/YAP is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives to provide a comprehensive look at issues of privilege including: race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc. – the ways we all experience some form of privilege, and how we're all affected by that privilege. The YAP team of experienced facilitators provides a safe and challenging space, geared toward youth of ALL ethnic backgrounds, who are committed to understanding and dismantling white supremacy, white privilege, and other forms of oppression.
If you have a high school student you would like to nominate: Please answer the following questions as thoroughly as possible on a separate page and submit electronically
1. Student’s Name
2. Student’s School
3. Student’s Grade Level
4. How has this student demonstrated their leadership capabilities at their school?
5. How would this student benefit from attending a leadership conference?
6. What do you think this student would be able to bring back their experiences from the conference and share them with their school community?
Submit all forms to
Subject line: POCIS Student Leadership Award: [Student’s name]
Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
POCIS of Northern California
P.O. Box 18828
Oakland, CA 94619
Contact Phone Number