Sit Tight, Education is a Human Right!

This year, Gwinnett SToPP partnered with the ACLU of Georgia, Georgia Legal Services Program, and Interfaith Children’s Movement to conduct a day-long education civil rights workshop as part of the Dignity in Schools Campaign’s National Week of Action. Participants met at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Lilburn, Georgia on October 21, 2017 to learn their […]

Gwinnett STOPP Joins Forces With Dignity in Schools To Rally Against Excessive Force in Gwinnett County Public Schools

In response to the discovery of a school resource officer (SRO) incident with a student at South Gwinnett High School, Gwinnett SToPP members and partners rallied at the GCPS Instructional Support Center before the scheduled school board meeting on Thursday, April 20th. The rally coincided with the national Dignity in Schools Campaign annual membership meeting […]

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education- Parents on the Frontline

Gwinnett SToPP’s Co-founder had the opportunity to participate in the podcast SchoolHouse: Equity in Education, alongside of three other dynamic parent organizers. No coincidence that all are members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign. #SchoolHouse is a production of Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF). CJSF supports grassroots organizing initiatives that work to eliminate harsh […]

YLI and PLI To Be Offered Concurrently in January – Sign Up Today!

We need leaders today more than ever and Gwinnett SToPP is happy to step up and provide our road-tested and proven advocacy/activist leadership training once again to the young people and parents of Gwinnett County and the greater Atlanta metro area. For the third year in a row, we have tightened our timelines and created […]

Gwinnett SToPP Rallies for Change in Student Discipline on the Town Square in Lawrenceville

Once again, passionate parents and dedicated community members came together on the town square in Lawrenceville to rally in support of reforms in school discipline across Gwinnett County and Georgia. The rally was part of the Dignity in Schools Campaign National Week of Action Against School Pushout. More than two dozen students and adults converged […]

Georgia APBS Conference

November 30th – December 1st, 2016 Infinite Energy Center Duluth, GA   Interfaith Children’s Movement (ICM) and Gwinnett SToPP will be on deck presenting “Creating a Welcoming School Through Family and Community Engagement” at the Georgia APBS conference. This is our third year presenting at the conference. Our goal is to ensure the parent and […]

Our Youth Are On The Move!

Gwinnett SToPP offered Youth Leadership Institute to young people over the past year because we felt that to affect real and lasting change in schools, our elected officials needed to hear from the voices of parents, teachers and especially the students they serve. We are so proud to see the seeds of activism and civic […]

Generation Citizen’s Democracy Education Youth Summit in New York City

Jhania Stradford and Victoria Streets, Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) alumni and Gwinnett County sophomores, continued their advocacy training this summer by participating in Generation Citizen’s (GC) Democracy Education Youth Summit in New York City. The goal of the summit was to teach young people why and how to be politically active in their institutions and […]

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. – Malala Yousafzai

Youth Leadership Institute is excited to tell you about two powerful young voices, graduates of last year’s YLI program – Malia and Sharena Johnson. Both have recently been published in the Huffington Post expressing their views on the challenges of race in today’s America. Malia and Sharena are 15 year old twins, but when you […]