Several students from the Syracuse Central School District attended the Annual Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference (SES) held at Syracuse University’s Schine Student Center March 21, SCSD officials stated.
In addition, officials said students also participated in the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID) at H.W. Smith Pre-K – 8 School, March 20.
The SES conference has been held annually as a program of The Image Initiative Inc., a non- profit organization founded by Syracuse University alumnus Nicole Watkins, in order “to address specific issues young women of color deal with, particularly teenage pregnancy, low self-esteem, and relationship violence,” the agency’s website stated.
Several nationally-renowned keynote speakers and moderators also attended the event, according to the website.
Here are photos, provided by SCSD, of students at both events: