Organization: RADHOC (Responsibility, Action, and Development: Highschool Outreach Champions
Date: March 26-27th, 2010
Conference: Youth Leadership Conference
Hosted by a coalition of social justice outreach groups at Memorial University, this conference was a justice outreach event for high school students of Newfoundland and Labrador. The goal was to reach high school students with education on global issues so that they can be initiators of positive change in their high school and community.
Some highlights of the event include being the first conference to include students from Labrador and another province, specifically Nova Scotia. To this regard, the conference was a two day event unlike any other year. The conference also allowed students to put their newly learned skills and abilities to work in organizing and conducting their own educational outreach session in a local mall.
For the students who attend the event, they have the opportunity to network with others who share similar passions about social justice issues. Each person leaves the Youth Leadership Conference with the knowledge and skills to begin their own action initiatives in their high schools and local communities. The success of the conference also is also an excellent recruitment tool for all on-campus coalitions hosting the conference in attracting future members who choose to attend Memorial University.