Our Work Focuses On:


Transforming our education system and wider society through strengthening student leadership and training them to organize.

Student Power

Instilling a positive racial identity in BIPOC students, encouraging them to embody their power.

Students Over SROs

Amidst generations of racialized police brutality toward young Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color, SEJ is urgently working to protect the young people of New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) through the SOS campaign.

In light of the New Haven Board of Education’s decision to maintain the SRO system in NHPS, SEJ continues to imagine and fight for police-free schools in New Haven.

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Youth-Led Organizing and Training

We work alongside youth to train them to step into leadership roles and leverage their voice and power. Political and organizing trainings and workshops are taught through an anti-racist lens and focus mainly on institutional racism, adultism, anti-Blackness, classism, white supremacy and other systems of oppression.

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Youth-Led Advocacy

SEJ members utilize their voice to advocate for the issues that are important to them at both the local and state level. Many SEJ members have been part of panel discussions and led workshops around issues of adultism, anti-Blackness, and educational injustices.

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Cultivating Student Leaders

Training that helps young people step into leadership roles and into their voice and power is essential in our organization. Every week at our member meetings, young people come together to engage in political education workshops, to learn how to organize to create change in their communities, and to hone their leadership skills. We also ensure that the young people and adults on our team have access to powerful and engaging youth organizing trainings around the region.

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