WILMINGTON, MA — Mason Vega, a Wilmington resident and a junior at Beaver Country Day School, is among 40 high school students in the Boston area selected for training as youth social justice leaders.
With issues of discrimination and bias, and the consequences increasingly in the national spotlight, youth leaders have an important role to play in making change. In the coming academic year, Vega will receive training through YW Boston’s Youth Leadership InItiative, InIt, in addressing issues like racism, sexism, and ableism in his school.
By the end of the year, Vega will design and execute an action project that engages his fellow students in moving from conversation to action, creating a more inclusive and equitable school community at Beaver Country Day. Notable alumni of the Youth Leadership InItiative include Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson and Facebook executive Erick Tseng.
For more information on the program, visit http://www.ywboston.org/init.
(NOTE: The above information is from the YW Boston. H/T to the Wilmington Advocate.)
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