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 […]

Gwinnett SToPP Meeting May 17th

As the school year wanes, school pushout continues on. But there are opportunities to change school discipline. It is critical that parents are informed― now more than ever. The Opportunity School District (OSD) is on the November ballot. GCPS and the Georgia Department of Education are developing education plans. Were you invited to sit at […]

Here, There, Everywhere: How Ed Works

Education rules are changing at the state and federal levels. It is important that parents are informed now more than ever. The Opportunity School District (OSD) is on the November ballot. State education departments are developing education plans as required by the U.S. Department of Education. By law, parents and community members must be part […]

ICM Day at the Capitol

Wednesday, February 3rd, 9:30AM – 3:00PM (Registration begins at (9:00AM) Trinity United Methodist Church: 265 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 Interfaith Children’s Movement (ICM), an organizational partner of Gwinnett SToPP, is calling upon the interfaith community to join us at the ICM Day at the Capitol 2016. We must stand together and speak with a clear, […]

Gwinnett SToPP Testifies at Education Hearing in Washington D.C.

In January 2016, Gwinnett SToPP, along with Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) members Racial Justice Now! (Ohio), Citizens for a Better Greenville (Mississippi), ACLU of Pennsylvania, and our federal partner, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc, provided testimony to U.S. Department of Education (ED) on the implementation of school climate and discipline reforms. The […]

Fighting Policy Town Hall Meeting – July 18

After over a year of dedicated work from a number of community leaders including GCPS staff and various local civic organizations, we have completed a comprehensive review of GCPS fighting policy and are recommending changes at a series of town hall meetings this summer. Please come to at least one of our meetings so that […]