Community School Leadership Retreat

Wednesday May 22nd, 2024

To kick off the day, students rotated through a variety of activities to work together and problem solve. They played bingo, went on a scavenger hunt around the park, and went out on the baseball field to play a number of teamwork-building field games—tug of war, relay races, hula hoop chain relays and more.

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Students then attended a speaker session where they heard motivational speeches from community leaders, including: 
  • Brother Roscoe Carroll, assistant executive director of the Erie Blue Coats
  • Beth Hirz, Erie County district attorney
  • Brian Arrington, owner of TKO-Erie Karate and Martial Arts School and retired PA state trooper
  • Kyra Taylor, founder and executive director of Erie’s Black Wall Street

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Each shared their personal journeys to becoming leaders in their community and encouraged students to follow their passions and be kind and helpful to their fellow students.

Students, community school directors and teachers alike all had a great time and learned a lot. We look forward to growing this event in years to come and continuing to support our community’s future leaders! 

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