African Youth Leadership Conference

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    African Youth Leadership Conference is an event that brings together PPS students of African descent. Our district has nearly 1000 African students, and yet remain largely invisible and underserved. Having lived in refugee camps for many years, Significant number of these students enter our schools with little or no formal education. Both the academic and sociocultural challenges faced by these students and their families are enormous. African students struggle to fit in, to be recognize and to find a space in our schools. This is our chance to give them unique culture-specific opportunity to celebrate their lives, their history and their shared and different experiences within the American society and the school system.