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Equity & Inclusion

Student Equity & Inclusion Conferences

Each year, the office of Equity and Inclusion supports Newark Academy students in attending national and regional conferences aimed at helping them build connections with their peers, learn about themselves as student leaders, and develop skills that they bring back to Newark Academy.

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  • Student Diversity Leadership Conference

    Each year, six students who successfully apply are supported in attending the National Association of Independent School’s Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) as representatives of Newark Academy. SDLC attendees always return to the NA community energized and ready to make a contribution to the work of equity and inclusion at Newark Academy.

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  • New Jersey Students of Color Conference

    In the fall of 2018, two of the students who returned from the Student Diversity Leadership Conference worked with the Associate Dean of Students and the Director of Equity and Inclusion to develop the New Jersey Students of Color Conference (NJSCC). NJSCC is an exciting opportunity, for students/by students, that offers a unique setting centered around the experiences of self-identified students of color. The inaugural conference was hosted at Newark Academy in May of 2019.

    In addition to the significant opportunities identified above, Newark Academy students also attend the following regional diversity, equity, and inclusion development opportunities:

    • DAIS-Multicultural Student Leadership Conference
    • Latinx Youth Conference
    • Mid-Atlantic Diversity Conference
    • Middle School Diversity Conference at the Haverford School
    • New Jersey GSA Forum
    • Teens Talk about Racism Conference
    • Young Asian Leadership Alliance Gala and Conference
    • Young Womyn of Strength Conference
    • Young Men of Color Symposium and (Re)Defining Power Conference
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