Resources for Raising Thoughtful and Informed Children
EmbraceRace was founded in early 2016 by two parents—one a first-generation, multiracial daughter of a mother from Quebec and a father from Dominca, who brings a racial equity lens to her work as a storyteller, K–12 educator, and edtech strategist; and the other a Black man of Jamaican origins, born on the 4th of July. Together they set out to create a community and gather the resources they needed (and still need) to meet the challenges faced by those raising children in a world where race matters. The organization offers valuable resourcesfor educators and others working to teach children about inclusivity and racial equity. The site’s collection of action guides, articles, children’s books, stories, webinars, and other resources can help educators conduct difficult yet critically important conversations in a meaningful way.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative brings together educators, researchers, and product developers to build tools such as the AlongTeacher–Student Connection Builder that helps teachers differentiate learning experiences equitably and foster strong connections with their students.
Since 1989 the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) has invited a select group of outstanding high school and middle school students to participate in its fast-paced, high-level, interactive summer sessions.