SLA Students and Critical Conversations in Urban Education

On November 16th, five SLA seniors presented as part of the Critical Conversations in Urban Education series sponsored by Drexel University's School of Education. The Drexel Youth Scholars presented their solutions based research on issues related to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Through their presentations, students offered solutions to international challenges such as sustainable consumption and production, childhood marriage, food deserts in urban communities, mental health access for undocumented students, and the intersection of urban communities and sea life. 

Our students presented to their families, friends, Drexel faculty and students, SLA Center City, and SLAMS staff. The space that they presented is also a classroom for the SLA middle school, for a moment bringing it full circle. 

This event was also a celebration of the Scholars' work at the International Conference on Urban Education. From November 3-5th, they attended the conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico and where they were featured presenters!

Congratulations to Imani Weeks, Isabel Medlock, Eva Karlen, Xavier Carroll, and Tahmidul Bhuiyan!