About The Program
Join us for a transformative experience in Montgomery, Alabama exploring some of our greatest structural challenges today, while building our skills to be dynamic and powerful leaders equipped to navigate our current environment. Scholars will visit the Legacy Museum and National Civil Rights Memorial, learning about how the legacy of slavery continues to surface in all of the issues we face today, including mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline. They will also deepen their skills and understanding of how to lead peers and communities to speak out about these challenges and more.
This experience consists of three foundational elements:
1. Exploring our role as youth leaders today. We’ll begin our experience begins with a session exploring the role of youth in social change, and taking stock of our own experiences as youth leaders. Throughout the program we’ll continue to reflect on what our experience in Montgomery suggests for our leadership. We’ll participate in some of AMP’s most popular workshops, around strategic communications and dialogue. And we’ll conclude the experience by drafting a personal power plan for next steps after the program.
2. Experiencing the Legacy Museum and National Peace and Justice Memorial. The program centers around these incredible institutions and the powerful ways they educate, expand, and challenge us. We will meet directly with Legacy Museum staff and animators.
3. Deepening our understanding of the history of and legacy of slavery, and the civil rights movement in the United States, and translating that knowledge to some of the biggest challenges facing us today: mass incarceration, the school-to-prison pipeline, and justice reform more broadly. Scholars will unpack and discuss these challenges, and meet with leaders fighting to bring change to our system and communities. The program concludes with Scholars drafting a commitment that brings their new knowledge into action.