Student Diversity & Leadership Conference

What is the Student Diversity & Leadership Conference (SDLC)?
SDLC is a part of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference (PoCC). This conference is usually held in person but due to COVID it has been held online for the past two years. The conference is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders (grades 9-12) from across the U.S. and abroad. SDLC focuses on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community. Led by a diverse team of trained adult and peer facilitators, participating students develop cross-cultural communication skills, design effective strategies for social justice practice through dialogue and the arts, and learn the foundations of allyship and networking principles. In addition to large group sessions, SDLC "family groups" and "home groups" allow for dialogue and

Student Diversity and Leadership Retreat 2022

Last winter, 5 students along attended the NWAIS Student Diversity and Leadership Retreat, a smaller, local version of SDLC. The theme of the event was "Caring for Ourselves, Each Other, & Our World." Students heard from Cinnamon Kills First and Christian Paige, and also attended workshops and affinity groups. Our students had a great time! Hover over the photos below to see what they thought.