Trouble the Waters, Heal the World
A Middle School Virtual Conference, April 28th-30th, 2021
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School and Envoys collaborated to offer the Activate Your Citizenship: Trouble the Waters, Heal the World conference in April. This 2.5-day conference convened middle school students from around the world to work together to explore their individual and collective perspectives on the obligations and rights of citizenship (both globally and nationally) in the wake of major global upheaval in 2020. As communities large and small reconcile with the events of the last twelve months politically, socially, and economically, students came together to consider their generation’s role and intended legacy in the 21st century.
Age group: Students aged 11 – 15
Wednesday, April 28th: 4 – 6:30pm EST
Daily Theme: Diversity: Gather from Around the World
Thursday, April 29th: 11am – 4pm EST
Daily Theme: Courage: Finding your Voice to Lead
Friday, April 30th: 11am – 4pm EST
Daily Theme: Teamwork Skills: Real Problems Require Real Solutions
Conference Learning Goals:
Participants will collaborate and build relationships with peer students from various delegations from around the world, as well as explore their own identities as citizens of the countries they inhabit and of the broader globe.
Students will consider their perspectives on the obligations of citizenship in these realms as it relates to their own passions, and advocate for their generation’s collective leadership and stewardship of key global challenges.
We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with the following organizations for this virtual event:
Who are our facilitators? Meet two members of our team!
While Ángela was on her first trip to Central America, she realized the importance of traveling as a tool of positive impact on a person’s life. Since then it has been her passion to travel, discover new places, learn about new cultures and education. Angela believes that education and leadership throughout outdoor experiences build citizens of the world.
Paul is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also Prof. Fernando Reimers’ Teaching Fellow for his international comparative courses on Educational Innovation and International Education Policy. He is currently CEO & Co-Founder of Camino21 an education and technology company that works alongside HigherEd educators in LATAM to transform their teaching to ensure that students develop 21st Century Skills.