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Upcoming Events

Critical Conversations in Urban Education proudly hosts:

The Science Leadership Academy Youth Scholars Research Symposium

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
5:30-7:30 pm
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
Ryan Hall, Room S209
3509 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

A reception with snacks and refreshments will be held at 5:30 pm. Presentations will begin at 6:00 pm.

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This symposium will highlight the research that has been conducted over the last two years by five Science Leadership Academy seniors. The youth scholars will present their research on critical issues targeted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, offering solutions to international challenges such as sustainable consumption and production, childhood marriage, food deserts in urban communities, mental health access for undocumented students, and the intersection of urban communities and sea life. We will also celebrate the youth scholars’ return from the International Conference on Urban Education in San Juan, Puerto Rico where the
students served as featured presenters, and shared their research with the global community.

 SLA Student Fellows

Presentations include:

Preventative Measures to Counteract Food Deserts and Related Health Risks in Urban Communities — Imani Weeks

Access to Mental Health Care for Adolescent Undocumented Immigrants — Isabel Medlock

Plastic Beaches: How Urban Communities Impact Sea Life — Xavier Carroll

Eradicating a Mindset of Wastefulness: Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns — Eva Karlen

Escaping Their Fate: An Investigation of Childhood Marriage and it’s Epidemic Over Centuries — Tahmidul Bhuiyan

For questions about the event, please contact Anthony Hopkins at or call 215-895-0900.