Students Participate in 2022 Quaker Youth Leadership Conference

Six Upper Schoolers are representing Tandem at this year's 2022 Quaker Youth Leadership Conference (held February 3-5), an annual gathering which connects students from Quaker schools all over the world. This year's conference is being held both in person at Friends Central School in Philadelphia, and virtually for those schools that want to participate from afar. Tandem's virtual student delegation includes seniors Sophie P and Caroline B, juniors Mia P, Anna W, Talia S and Lilly C, and sophomore Julian P; teacher Jason Farr is their faculty sponsor. Tandem students will be together at Tandem as they participate virtually through Saturday.

This year's theme, "Window Into My World: Seeking Equity through Stories," will ask participants to think about "the importance of storytelling in our lives, and how stories can help us understand ourselves and others better." Tandem participants will join in virtual getting to know you activities, workshops about stories and storytelling with presenters who use storytelling in various ways throughout their professional and personal lives, daily Meeting for Worship, a storytelling panel, keynote speaker Ron Norsworthy, virtual affinity spaces, a talent show, student-led workshops, and much more. QYLC presenters include documentary filmmaker/photographer Natasha Cohen Carroll; artist and educator Dwight Dunston of Lion's Story; narrative expressionist artist and writer Jesse White; and Karen Campbell, a teacher and administrator at Penn Charter School who is also a part of Lion's Story.

Tandem students always 'return' from QYLC fueled with ideas and information that will help inspire and guide our community.