Step Up New London was excited to show up and offer support to the youth of New London in today's #nationalschoolwalkout. We were blown away to see the power young people hold and want to uplift the youth-led organizing that went into this!

Thanks to the leadership of some amazing, courageous 🔥🔥🔥young Black women student leaders🔥🔥🔥, the walkout was a huge SUCCESS ✌️. Hundreds of students walked out, chanted, expressed themselves, and then walked peacefully back into school on their own (there was even a playful snowball fight! youth being youth and having fun). Parents and community members were there witnessing and ensuring their safety and supporting their message all the way! It was a beautiful thing. Major major LOVE to the youth leaders who led their peers in the walkout!!! We are SO proud of you. It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in. You are the leaders that our community needs. 😍😍😍. Some of the dope ass young Black women leaders!!! Eliza Brown, Taylin Santiago, Christelle Attis.
— Hearing Youth Voices