Posted on October 29, 2020
Categories: District News

Student-led RISE (Rewrite. Inspire. Strengthen. Engage.) Summit focusing on the impact of gun violence in Philadelphia and ways youth can effect change

PHILADELPHIA – On Friday, October 30, the School District of Philadelphia hosted its 2nd annual RISE Summit, an opportunity for students to connect and exchange virtually, focusing on the city’s growing public health crisis, gun violence, and its impact on youth. The half-day summit, had approximately 200 students participating, including student-led discussions focused on healing, advocacy and action.

Students heard from keynote speaker Jamira Burley, a West Philadelphia native and internationally-recognized speaker, social justice advocate, and next-gen social impact consultant. Follow Jamira Burley

There was also be a special performance from The Young Flames, a group of nine boys from Philadelphia who are using rap to call for an end to violence.  Follow The Young Flames