Young Voices Matter

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    “For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”  - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Young Voices Matter

    Issues of authority, race and identity have come to the forefront in our national news and community dialogue. Fear and confusion are present for many youth and communities as a result of the racial tension, bias, oppression, and ignorance in our nation. Broward County Public Schools has worked to provide a structured forum for our students' young voices. We want to empower our students to use their voices to understand, listen, and promote positive change in our communities. 

    The Division of Student Support Initiatives & Recovery and its multi-disciplinary team of professionals continue to provide prevention and intervention services for students, staff, families and the community. The division specializes in providing anti-bias and inclusive programing, implementing the Courageous Conversations About Race framework, and training district-wide Equity Liaisons, while cultivating positive social emotional and mindful learning environments. All services and resources are continuously updated to ensure information is educational and engaging in a secure environment.

     We believe in the courage of our young people to seek truth and justice in our country and take on our most pressing duties such as reforming our criminal justice system and changing the mindsets of bias, racism, and oppression. Change is never easy, but always necessary. 

    Read Superintendent Robert W. Runcie's message here.