In 2017, DelawareCAN: The Delaware Campaign for Achievement Now partnered with local education advocate Gabrielle Thomas as she launched the Youth Advocacy Council (YAC).
“As students we spend eight hours a day, 180 days a year in school. That’s 1,440 hours per year sitting in classrooms, engaging with teachers and learning new material. It’s safe to say that we are experts in the educational experience. Yet we are rarely given a formal platform or organizational body through which we are able to address our concerns. Students deserve a seat at the table and the YAC gives us the tools and platform to make our voices heard.”
This report, Represented, discusses that priority—increasing the racial diversity of Delaware’s teachers.