Learn to be an active anti-racist ally with Kids4Peace Boston

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The American Youth Foundation’s longstanding partner, Kids4Peace Boston, is offering a free online training for preteens and teenagers who want to learn more about anti-racism work and how they can enact these practices in their lives. This is an important and wonderful opportunity for youth seeking to be their best selves and create a more just world.

This program will allow campers to process thoughts and emotions surrounding current events and teach them how to channel that energy toward active anti-racism allyship. Kids4Peace Boston staff will offer age-appropriate curriculum for two groups: middle schoolers entering grades 7 and 8 and high schoolers entering grades 9 to 12.   

This interactive two-part online course will help kids understand racism and its many nuances (personal and structural, overt and covert, etc.) and provide tools to stand up as anti-racist allies in solidarity with the Black community and communities of color, against personal and institutional acts of racism, anti-Black violence, and white supremacy.

During Part 1, participants will:  

  • Learn key concepts for understanding racism, including important terms and topics.
  • Learn what it truly means to be anti-racist, not simply “not racist.”
  • Start the process of creating a Personal Action Plan to navigate how to be an effective anti-racist ally.

During Part 2, participants will:  

  • Learn important concepts in anti-racist allyship, such as personal versus structural racism.
  • Unpack events of recent weeks, including anti-racism activism.
  • Make and enact plans to take legislative action against racism and white supremacy nationally and in their communities.

Participants are asked to attend both sessions. The training is free, but space is limited.

Registration for Miniwanca and NLC sessions are now open. Click here to register.

Miniwanca Middle School Students (entering grades 7 and 8)
Part 1: Monday, July 27 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT
Part 2: Monday, Aug. 3 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT

Miniwanca and NLC High School Students (entering grades 9 to 12)
Part 1: Monday, July 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. EDT
Part 2: Monday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. EDT

The Miniwanca and NLC registration deadline is Sunday, July 26 at 6 p.m. EDT.