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Youth Equity Stewardship

Our Youth Equity Stewardship program is an opportunity to prepare middle and high school students, along with adult advocates from across Eagle County School District, to be powerful change agents in building inclusive, inspired school climates. 

YES Teams are designed to build deeper relationships and connections across the spectrum of identities including (but not limited to) culture, race, gender identity, ability, age, belief, economics, learning preferences, and academic history. 

Intended outcomes include:

Shift in the tone and depth of youth and adult conversations 

  • New informed cross-cultural relationships

  • Greater cultural awareness and empathy through stories

  • An empowered sense of leadership and positive influence 

Improvement in the climate of inclusion for students

  • Students gain skills for active stewardship of inclusive climate

  • More positive student-adult relationships 

  • Students build soulful, inspired, brave dialogue spaces 

Broad implementation of Equity Stewardship

  • Students present and lead professional development sessions

  • Students lead dialogue and activities with peers and younger students

  • Equity Stewardship as part of school culture 

Youth contribution to larger equity work

  • Students gain a critical lens for recognizing and eliminating educational disparities

  • Youth teams partner with adult Equity Teams at building level

  • Youth perspective informs shifts in educational practice

Participation in YES is invitation only. Students interested in participating in YES at their school should reach out to their principal or the building's YES Team staff members to express their interest.

Eagle County School District staff members interested in joining their school's YES Team should contact their principal for more information.