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Student Conferences

The Diversity Council provides engaging and effective training for student leaders on a variety of subjects and at almost all grade levels.

Elementary/Middle School Student Conference

Educators facilitate groups of students from participating districts to learn leadership skills related to that year's theme.

Past themes have included:
"How to Prevent and Stop Cyber-bullying"
"Activism: Taking a Stand"
"Promoting Unity: Bullying"
"Promoting Unity: We Are All Neighbors"

2013: Empowering Students to Make a Change"

Students listening to our fantastic chair!

Our outstanding collegiate speakers, engaging students and inspiring them to lead!


2012: "What Does it Mean to Be...? Combating Stereotypes and Discrimination While Building Leadership in Students".

One of the highlights from the conference was the creation of a "Wordle" about diversity by students:


2011"Stand Up for Civil Rights: Tools for Combating Bullying, Harassment & Intimidation".  The keynote speaker was Detective Castellano from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.


High School Student Conference

Before the general conference, we offer
Diversity Leadership Training for high school students who facilitate the High School Leadership Conference.  It is an exciting opportunity for them to work with other teens and develop concrete leadership skills.

2013: Leadership Training: "Creating Change Among us: Student Leadership in Diverse Communities"
In partnership with the American Conference on Diversity, the training allowed students to explore their leadership styles, reflect on early messages regarding diversity, discuss prejudice, and practice for the April 26th conference! 

Our fabulous consultant and amazing co-chairs!

Students hard at work!

Our April26th conference was a huge success!! 



We had a fantastic group of leaders who created these action plans to make change in their school communities! Check out a slide show of all of their posters here!


We were so happy to welcome back our fantastic facilitator from the American Conference on Diversity!  She was a great addition to our team!

2012: "What Does it Mean to Be...? Combating Stereotypes and Discrimination While Building Leadership in Students".

The conference focused on student identity and the impact identity has on others' treatment of someone.  Students presented their learning at the end of the conference:


2011:"Stand Up for Civil Rights: Tools for Combating Bullying, Harassment & Intimidation".  The keynote speakers were NJ State Attorney General Paula Dow and Joey Kemmerling, Pennsylvania High School student and founder of The Equality Project