What we love so much about this episode of A Revolution in Education podcast is the apparent respectful, collegial and caring relationship evidenced in the back and forth conversation between Antonio Boyd, Executive Vice President at Future of School, and Zelda Waymer, President and Chief Executive Office at South Carolina Afterschool Alliance. These two have been working in South Carolina and beyond for years in the best interest of youth, with a specific interest in providing learning experiences that will propel youth in disadvantaged communities. In this conversation, they hit upon the importance of relationships in forging partnerships that are mutually beneficial and extend beyond the usual give and take. Antonio also tells of his many years galvanizing efforts to extend youth’s opportunity. And Zelda shares her years of work galvanizing political support of her efforts, as well as a once fleeting interest in starting a trucking business. In the end, they give Chris “finger snaps” for his proclamation that this effort to transform our systems to better support and create opportunity for all youth is a civil rights movement. Let’s GO! Finger snaps all around for those doing the important work for all youth, like Antonio and Zelda in South Carolina.
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