NISE looks to connect students in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky interested in learning and becoming an advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Each meeting, students tackle different topics allowing a deep dive into an action-based, analytical and discussion-based program where all perspectives will be listened to, examined, considered, and deliberated. We welcome students wherever they are in their learning, beliefs, and backgrounds; We encourage civil discourse.
The goals for this program include the development of critical skills in thinking, reading, writing, speaking, and listening, and the ability to apply and utilize these skills in diverse academic and non-academic situations, particularly with the broader structure of views in regard to gender, race, ability, and class.
WHY IS IT UNIQUE?
Students who leave this program should be prepared to civilly engage in historical and current social topics by using research, collaboration, empathy, thoughtful communication, and positive interaction. Additionally, students should have the skillset to take action for proactive social justice change.
The compelling questions that will spark curiosity:
How do my personality and background influence how I interact with others?
Does representation matter?
How do our everyday influences shape our perspectives? Can you believe everything you read, watch or hear?
How do I define Social Justice?
Do race, culture, and ethnicity matter?
How does culture shape perspective?
How do social structures, organizations, and institutions play a role in our social equity or inequity?
How can I broaden my perspective?
What can we do as a society to collaborate, understand each other better, and create a common goal? Can’t we all just get along?
ITEMS TO NOTE
Registration is open to the Class of 2024, Class of 2025, and Class of 2026. This program is not your traditional after-school program. In order to ensure students meet the goals and objectives of this program, attendance is mandatory.
Each Student Education & Advocacy Group cohort will meet year-long. Meetings are held one (1) - two (2) times per month for multiple hours.
Meeting Dates and Times: For 2023-2024 cohort will be released in mid-late summer.
Meeting Location: 605 Fairfield Avenue - Bellevue, KY 41073