Students to speak at Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice meeting Nov. 14

November 10, 2017

Students from three Sussex County high schools will speak at the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice's meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Trinity Faith Christian Center, 15516 New Road in Lewes. The topic is "Experiences in High School: Dreams for the Future."

Education is often considered the key to unlocking a young person's future. How do these Sussex students regard their school experience? How is school preparing them for the future? What issues do the students see, and what are their ideas for making learning meaningful for them? As the school year continues, public focus turns to education. We can shine a light on successes, challenges, resources and solutions.

The Alliance's Nov. 14 forum program presents a rare opportunity to hear the current student perspective on learning in our county.

• How is high school preparing students for next steps in life?
• What is helping or hindering students in reaching for their dreams?
• What can citizens in their communities do to support student learning?

The alliance's student guest panelists come from three high schools in Sussex County: Cape Henlopen, Seaford and Sussex Tech. They are participants in Pathways to Success, a program which "devotes its energy to helping youth and adults acquire the life skills necessary for future and continuing achievement. Utilizing innovative and creative approaches in mentoring, education, and community outreach, Pathways informs, educates, and empowers individuals."

Opinion leaders, educators, parents, concerned citizens are welcome to bring questions to this free public program. For more information, visit the Alliance website at