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Building Leaders, Bridging Communities
Digital Youth Discussion Group Conference.
August 26, 2020

The Digital Youth Discussion Group will explore ways that technology can positively impact underserved youth especially homeless and at-risk teens in South Florida. We will also explore how we can engage community organizations to build equity and support for these teens, so they don't fall through the cracks; but instead become future leaders. Conversations will include topics on trauma informed services, community asset mapping, creating policy change, equity and racial justice to help young people find success. 
Each and every young individual deserves the opportunity to become a safe successful adult. Come join the discussion geared towards developing solutions as a unified community.

Keynote Presenter
‚ÄčAmara Lynn Alexander, Assistant Principal at Woodmore Elementary, Chattanooga, TN

Amara Lynn Alexander, Assistant Principal~Woodmore Elementary-Chattanooga, TN Amara Alexander is an accomplished educator with 13 years of experience in the field of education. Her true passion is teaching STEM to elementary students and encouraging them to explore the world around them through hands-on inquiry and investigation. Her lessons are filled with energetic movement and song with a splash of innovative cultural experiences. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Alexander continues to boost student engagement in STEM with after-school groups, competitive teams, and organizing school-wide events. Her drive to grow professionally has led her to a variety of enrichment opportunities including participation in the Honeywell Educator at Space Camp, the Missile Defense Agency STEM Education Development Workshop, and the American Geoscience Institute/ExxonMobil STEM Teacher Leadership Academy. Ms. Alexander holds the distinction of being named as a Milken Educator of the year for the state of Alabama in 2016. She also was awarded the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship and served as a Resident Fellow at the Library of Congress from 2019 to 2020. After completing the Fellowship, she will return to her passion as a K-5 STEM Teacher at Woodmore Elementary located in Chattanooga, TN. Amara is a proud graduate of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University located in Normal, AL where she earned both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Elementary Education. She is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in STEM Education. In her spare time, she enjoys, reading, traveling, Pinterest projects, and constructing Lego sets.



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