The Social Justice, Racial Equity Collaborative Living Your Truth Series presents, “A Conversation on Youth Social Justice”, with Co-Founders of the YWCA SheStrong Leadership Council, Maya Green and Courtney White. Tuesday, June 30th from 7:00p-8:00p Offered via Zoom. Click here to register for this free event.
The Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative, Living Your Truth series will feature the powerhouse, next-generation, change agents and co-founders of SheStrong, Maya Green and Countenay White on Tuesday, June 30th from 7:00p-8:00p via Zoom.
These remarkable and accomplished young women have taken on the mantle of social justice and women’s rights and represent the next generation of global leaders. Hear their perspective on the skills young leaders need to cultivate to effectively lead and service and advocacy efforts that are making a difference, not only for youth but also for communities across the country.
Maya Green, a 2020 graduate of Charleston School of the Arts, was a creative writing major and served as a 2019-2020 school council President and a national merit scholarship recipient, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. She is also a volunteer for the Charleston Area Justice Ministry and in the YWCA SheStrong program. In 2018, Maya was selected as one of eighteen, national Student Voice Journalism Fellows, by Student Voice, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to position students as storytellers, organizers, and institutional partners who advocate for student-driven solutions to educational inequity. She is also an accomplished public speaker and delivered the student address for the 2020 MLK Leadership Breakfast leadership breakfast. Most recently, Maya spoke at the Charleston County Bar’s Lawyers for Justice rally. In August, Maya will be part of the freshman class at Stanford University and plans to major in political science.
Courtenay White was born in raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a proud alumna of the School for Ethics and Global Leadership class of Fall 2018 and the a founder of SheStrong. Courtenay was Editor of the Porter-Gaud School yearbook, The Polygon, for three years. She was also the Vice Chair of the Porter-Gaud Honor Council; a chorister in all three campus singing groups; an actor in both the Fall Play and the Spring Musical; a service project leader for elderly outreach programs; a member of the Youth in Government, Model United Nations, and Quizbowl teams; and a campus tour guide for prospective teachers and families. She is a National Merit Finalist and a member of the Cum Laude Society. In her free time, Courtenay can be found playing classical piano or hanging out with her mom. She will be attending Georgetown University this fall.
The Social Justice, Racial Equity Collaborative (SJREC), convened by The Sophia Institute, seeks a just, sustainable, and thriving community where all people are empowered to fulfill their human potential. With its 37-member Council and multiple Engagement Partners, the SJREC addresses the challenges that emerge from structural and institutional racism through its efforts with the goal to transform Charleston into a more just and equitable place to live, work, and thrive.
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