Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Registration for Wake UP! Student Empowerment Summit ends Friday

The third annual Wake UP! Student Empowerment Summit is approaching -- March 22 -- and students have until Friday to register.

For the last six months, students from a dozen CMS middle and high schools have been meeting through the Wake UP! program to learn about the state of education in the Charlotte area and discuss ways to improve educational equality.

In December, I wrote about Jayla DeBoles and Jason King, two eighth-graders who took the helm with the Wake UP! initiative at Ranson Middle.

The Summit, hosted by Teach for America, will be at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel.  Members of The Possibility Project will perform, and there will be time for students to share what they've learned and have community conversations. It's open to the public, but attendees must register, which can be done here.