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    Gateway2change Seventh Summit- January 27, 2016

    Seventh summit students  

    More than 300 students from member districts across the St. Louis region met at the University of Missouri- St. Louis J.C. Penney Center on Wednesday, January 27 to continue work on the “STL Student Summit on Race." The focus of this second summit of the 2015-16 school year was to Activate Action- to turn “passive news watchers into positive news creators.” Students presented their Change Agent projects showing how they are becoming positive news creators by making positive changes in their communities. Their diverse projects included anti-bullying/self-esteem improvement projects, community clean up and restoration efforts, school supply drives for low-income schools, school summits on racism and a social media clique integration campaign.

    KRHS student leaders from Ritenour High School, led by Jane Bannester, provided the following videos.


  • Gateway2change Eighth Summit- October 18, 2016

    The third year of Gateway2Change with the highest participation of high schools since its inception. More than 350 Students from 38 local high schools gathered at Ritenour High School. Students were joined by two national recognized speakers, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn from Ohio State University and Mr. Joe Beckman, a national youth motivator, to facilitate the goal of becoming student leaders for positive change in the community.
    If you missed the story on KSDK, you can view it here

    Gateway2Change’s second summit will be held at Emerson World Headquarters on Thursday, November 17. Students will be presented with real-world challenges that local businesses and organizations are facing in the areas of social and cultural difference, diversity and equity. Students will explore these challenges using problem-solving models and present their solutions to business leaders at the final summit on March 10, 2017.

    Each school was paired with a sibling school and they will schedule school visits between the final two summits to collaborate on their solutions and presentation for the final summit in March.

  • Gateway2change Ninth Summit- November 18, 2016


    Gateway2Change held their second Student Summit on Race of the 2016‐17 school year on Thursday, November 17 at Emerson World Headquarters in Ferguson.

    During this summit, student leaders were joined by representatives from local businesses and organizations who presented real‐world challenges they are facing in the areas of social and cultural difference, diversity and equity. Local businesses and organizations that participated in the summit included 1st Financial Credit Union, Build‐A‐Bear, Children’s Miracle Network, Edward Jones, Emerson, Monsanto and Mayor Slay’s office.

    Students have been paired with a sibling school and over the next few months they will meet and collaborate on solutions for solving the real‐world challenge. These plans will be presented at the final summit on March 10, 2017.

    The Student Summits on Race are being led by two national recognized speakers, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn from Ohio State University and Mr. Joe Beckman, a national youth motivator. Dr. Strayhorn and Mr. Beckman are leading more than 350 high school students representing 38 area high schools in their efforts to become leaders for positive change in their community.

    In addition to Dr. Strayhorn and Joe Beckman, Dr. Charles Pearson, Superintendent for the Normandy Schools Collaborative, addressed the group during this summit.