Youth Advisors

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Samantha Giles

Glen Allen, VA

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Marie Smith

Columbus, OH

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Karsen Thomspon

Pittsburgh, PA

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Chailea Harvey

Suffolk, Virginia

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Adria Weaver

Ellicott City, Virginia

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Jade Thompson

Miami, FL

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Tiffany Ofori

Columbus, OH


Breaking the Narrative: Girls of Color Talk School Police

In December 2020, the Youth Advisory Committee hosted a virtual event that explored the unique challenges created by the presence of SROs in schools, concerns about SRO misconduct in schools, and options for improving relationships between girls of color and SROs. More than 185 educators, policymakers, nonprofit leaders, and other members of the Learning Network attended and participated in a dynamic conversation.

Watch the Recording



Preview: Introduction to Schools for Girls of Color

Preview: Youth-Led Restorative Practices Training (Part 1)

Speak up for girls of color in school! Let your voice be heard: Join our Youth Advisory Committee!

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