CIRCLE Conference Attendees Share:
I was at the conference last year and I was even more comfortable than last year with being challenged outside my comfort zone. This shows that the conference can have a cumulative effect over time.
Great to get things kicked off and lay the groundwork.
Loved that break-out sessions gave concrete take-aways.
It was more than I expected and hoped for. It gave me sustaining energy to keep doing the work I'm so impassioned to do. Thank you!
The CIRCLE Conference was so much more than I expected. Packed with amazing perspectives. Truly Inspiring!
It was everything I expected and more! Very engaging and gave me a lot to think about.
I didn't really know what to expect, but I liked all of my sessions and Rodney's talk was life changing.
The keynote was phenomenal and set the tone for the rest of the day. The message about love - for yourself and others was incredibly moving, I think permeated all the workshops and reflections.
Because of CIRCLE:
I hope to take what I learned and use it to inform conversations about equity and justice with the staff and students I work with.
Be even more vigilant about awareness for myself. Feel more empowered to affect change at the PA level and as a parent.
I will speak loud and proud Ask the courageous questions that need to be asked within our organization.Being a STAMP leader was life changing!
What Middle school participants are saying:
Students share their self-discoveries and take aways that lead to action:
I will have a higher perception of who I am and take actions in the world on the topics I believe in.
I am more confident in my leadership skills and am going to use what I learned.
Have an open mind when I meet people.I will be more accepting and empathetic towards other people's backgrounds and stories.
I will speak up against racism, sexism and bullying.
I will stand up for anyone making fun of or offending the LGBTQ community.
I learned not to let what others think of me define me.
Make sure that if I know that someone has been bullied to stand up for them because I know the effects it can have on people.
I won't judge myself and I will not judge others either. I have a new definition of beauty
This day made me think a lot and I made new friends I will be more confident in myself and not put so much power in what others think of me.