ESSA Engage for Equity Campaign & Toolkit

Dignity in Schools Campaign members, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Partners for Each and Every Child launched the ESSA Engage for Equity campaign and pre-released its accompanying jointly developed Toolkit. The campaign is designed to empower students, parents and other stakeholders to hold conversations in their local school that can only positively impact education. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Now Is the Time To Join PLI

  Friends of Gwinnett SToPP – if you have been curious about our Parent Leadership Training, but worried about the commitment of an eight-month program, we have good news for you! Starting this year, we are offering each training session ala carte to Gwinnett parents interested in learning about education advocacy. Whether you are an […]