Seven Upper Schoolers are representing Tandem at this year's 2023 Quaker Youth Leadership Conference
(held February 2-4), an annual gathering/summit which connects students from Quaker schools all over the world through talks, activities and workshops. This year's in-person conference is being held at Sandy Springs Friends School in Maryland. Tandem's student delegation includes seniors Anna W, Talia S and Lilly C, junior Julian P and sophomores Riley B, Emma P and Maggie W; teachers Jason Farr and Casey Reed will attend as faculty sponsors.
This year's theme is "Our Past, Our Progress: Promoting Peace through Activism," and all activities, workshops and speakers will focus on that. Participants will start with a first day of introductions, tours, a speaker and games. Day two is all about community engagement and participants will join in activities and workshops in Baltimore, and end at Sandy Springs with dinner, a talent show, speakers, a Meeting for Worship and more. Day three will be at Sandy Springs and will include student-led workshops, affinity groups, and a final Meeting for Worship. Speakers include Dyresha Harris (diversity educator, community organizer and Quaker camp director), Amela Kegan (leader and legislative director at Friends Committee on National Legislation) and a keynote speaker who has not yet been announced.
Tandem students always return from QYLC fueled with ideas and information that will help inspire and guide our community. Check out some photos of our seven students at QYLC. Tandem hosted QYLC in 2007 and 2015 (photos from both years of Tandem's hosting are also included).