Ed100a website and initiative dedicated to demystifying California’s public education system, invites Orange County students ages 13 and older to attend a virtual summer conference promoting leadership and engagement civic.
Scheduled for June 20-22, the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders is free for students who register for ed100.org/blog/student-leader-academy. Educators and APE leaders are also encouraged to attend to help student leaders get the most out of the program.
“The Ed100 Academy provided me with a solid grounding in the education system, connected me with organizations I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t attended, and inspired me to make changes at my school,” said Ben Nguyen, a Canyon High School junior who is also the Ed100 Student Outreach Ambassador for more than 100 Orange County high schools. “I strongly recommend and encourage all high school student leaders to apply for this unique and valuable conference and sit in the same ‘room’ with other student leaders.”
Organizers said the goal is for every high school in the state to be represented by at least one freshman, sophomore and junior, but there’s no limit to the number of students who can apply. or participate. In addition to connecting with their peers, students will receive an Ed100 Academy certificate upon completion.
A full program should be announced closer to the event. Previous speakers have included California State Board of Education Executive Director Brooks Allen, Khan Academy Founder Sal Khan, State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and actor Hudson Yang.
Ed100 is a free online resource with self-paced lessons and analysis designed to help parents, educators, and community members better understand California’s complex education system. To learn more, visit ed100.org.