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Wednesday 30 November 2022
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SCSD Students attend Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference, Participate in AVID Program

By Staff

 

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:

Santaija Bethea, a senior at Corcoran H.S. takes a selfie with actress Anna Maria Horsford when students from the Syracuse Central School District attended the Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference. Photo By John Berry.

Santaija Bethea, a senior at Corcoran H.S. takes a selfie with actress Anna Maria Horsford when students from the Syracuse Central School District attended the Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference. Photo By John Berry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actress Kendra Johnson, left, gets her ring returned to her by Macy Missigman, right, after it became entangled in the name tag of Tiara Sinclair. Both girls attend 8th grade at Ed Smith Pre-K - 8 School. Photo by John Berry

Actress Kendra Johnson, left, gets her ring returned to her by Macy Missigman, right, after it became entangled in the name tag of Tiara Sinclair. Both girls attend 8th grade at Ed Smith Pre-K – 8 School. Photo by John Berry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Beth Walsh helps Asiya Abdulkadir in the photo below, as her seventh grade students participate in the AVID program. According to officials, the students had been studying energy use, efficiency of common appliances, and the home environment. Photo by John Berry.

Teacher Beth Walsh helps Asiya Abdulkadir in the photo below, as her seventh grade students participate in the AVID program. The students had been studying energy use, efficiency of common appliances, and the home environment. Photo by John Berry.