Eight students and two teachers recently traveled to the Inly School in Scituate, MA to join 300 students and teachers from across New England for a day of celebration, learning and connection at the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) Middle School Students of Color Conference.

This year’s conference theme was Beyond Boxes:

All aspects of one’s identity converge to overlay into our unique selves, then society sorts us into boxes in an effort to create systems. Intentionally and unintentionally, systems discriminate between boxes. When inside our boxes, who do we become? How do we mark the walls of our boxes? What’s the story inside your box?AISNE Students of Color Conference

Students started the day with keynote speaker  Jerry Craft, award winning author and illustrator, and then participated in workshops that affirmed and stretched their thinking. We can’t wait to go back next year!