Building better youth and adult partnerships

Next Generation Coalition

Next Generation Coalition

About the Network

The Next Generation Coalition (NGC) is an alliance built and led by youth leaders that provide a platform to dismantle systems of oppression and rebuild sustainable and equitable communities by networking, channeling, and training youth to create action and change.

Click here to learn more. Click here to pledge to become a member.

 

Our Events (2019-2020)

  • 13 events: 2 in-person and 11 virtual.
    • 2 in-person convenings
    • 2 trainings
    • 2 community circles
    • 2 study halls
    • 3 town halls
    • 2 conference presentations
  • 930 participants impacted: 868 virtual and 62 in-person.

 

 Date  Topic  Description
June 10, 2020 Next Generation Coalition Town Hall The Next Generation Coalition (NGC) presents at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Virtual Rise Up for Equity, June 1 – 20, 2020.

Participate in this townhall as youth voice their thoughts, feelings, and hopes to reflect through a pandemic virus, systemic racism, and civic responsibility.

June 25, 2020 Next Generation Coalition Amplifying Youth Voice The Next Generation Coalition (NGC) presents at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Virtual Rise Up for Equity, June 1 – 20, 2020, to build on the COVID-19 and racism reflections of young leaders from across the country shared on the June 10th Next Generation Coalition Townhall.

This session expands upon other youth voices and a framework for the Next Generation Coalition and have a call to action for youth leadership in Community Schools. 

October 15, 2020 NGC Training: Re-Claiming (Y)our Story to Create Impact Now, in the time of so many challenges, it is essential to make our [youth] voices heard and advocate for what we need. This was an INTERACTIVE workshop, to create space for youth to connect with others, reflect and re-claim their AND our story. Discussion Topics:

  • How to be intentional about the narrative you create about yourself;
  • How to effectively use language to express yourself;
  • How to be honest with yourself and with others about things that are hard (vulnerability); and 
  • Reclaiming your story, telling it in a way that is untokenizing and not feeding trauma into some sort of capitalistic market.
October 22, 2020 Virtual Youth Town Hall: Engaging Through and Beyond COVID-19 On this town hall, youth discussed:

  • How youth (primarily in high school) are feeling about their schooling situation (virtual, in-person, and hybrid);
  • Challenges youth and schools are experiencing and innovations they are driving; and
  • Suggestions to better support youth and youth-adult partnerships.
December 16, 2020 NGC Training: Power, Privilege, and Intersectionality In was an INTERACTIVE workshop that talked about the dynamics of power, how to use our privilege for good, and the intersections of our identity. Learning outcomes:

  • Defining and explaining examples of power, privilege, oppression, and intersectionality;
  • Feeling more empowered and confident in yourself and identities;
  • Understanding how to effectively advocate using the STAR method.

 

Helpful Resources

Co-Chairs

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ar3667a@student.american.edu

Aqsa Rashid

Junior at American University

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gemaquetzal647@gmail.com

Gema Queztal (she/hers)

Sophomore at Stanford University

Pledging Membership

Member

Salma Sheikh

Member

Sage Gladstone

Member

Derek Nguyen

Co-lead

Pele Le

Member

Aryonna Epps

Member

Taylor Kahn-Perry

Member

Opal Besaw