Cultural Leadership info session at CRC

Cultural Leadership, a local, non-profit leadership training program for African-American and Jewish high-school juniors, will host an information session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman. The session is open to the public.

Cultural Leadership participants and staff will share information and answer questions about applying to this award-winning, one-of-a-kind youth development program. A brief video highlighting experiences from previous years will also be shown.

Cultural Leadership is an intensive year-long program that gives high-school students the tools to fight racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism and discrimination against all groups. Their dedication to improving society lasts beyond the 12-month educational program. Many leave with a new commitment to follow in the footsteps of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to become the next generation of change agents who will fight discrimination and make St. Louis and the wider community a more inclusive place to live.

The students in each class are required to attend monthly programs and retreats, complete a three-week-plus educational journey to the East Coast and throughout the South, engage in fundraising and public-relations activities and speak publicly about the need to fight racism and create positive change. Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to attend meetings approximately every six weeks.

For information, call Chip Meyer, Cultural Leadership program director, at 314-725-3222 or email him at [email protected].