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Events, Conferences & Retreats

This year, The Diversity Center's School & Youth Events will center on the use of storytelling as a tool for understanding self-identity and community.  Stories, whether written, oral, or visual, transcend cultural boundaries and have the potential to lead young people into a powerful space of discovery.


2014-2015 School Year

Fall High School Retreat
Thursday, October 16 - Saturday, October 18, 2014
Camp Wise, Chardon, Ohio

Over 150 students and educators representing various Northeast Ohio high schools spend 2 ½ days participating in the fall retreat. Held at a local camp site, students are placed in core groups and spend the time participating in activities and discussions focused on this years’ theme.  Participants will gain knowledge, leadership skills, and a network of support that will assist them as change agents in their schools and communities

Click below to see flyers and registration forms:

Fall 2014 - All Flyer

Fall 2014 Save the Date

High School Retreat Registration Form 2014

High School Retreat Student Packet 2014

High School Retreat Advisor Packet 2014

Living Voices

Living Voices presents dynamic solo performances uniquely combined with archival film that turns history into a moving, personal journey. Living Voices performances are on-site performances at your school or organization.

October 20 - October 24, 2014
Our Revolution: An African American Soldier fights for our new nation (4th grade & up)

Right to Dream: Winning the Civil Rights Movement (5th grade & up)

October 27 - October 30, 2014
Native Vision: Surviving the Native American boarding schools in the 30’s and 40’s (4th grade & up)

La Causa: Mexican American Farmworkers Movement (5th grade & up)

Click here to view the Living Voices flyer and registration form:

Living Voices Flyer 2014

Living Voices Registration Form


Daring To Be Dumbo | Dancing Wheels Performance

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 9:30-11:30am
University of Akron Guzetta Auditorium

A teenage girl’s story unfolds to reveal the trauma and triumph she experiences when bullied and ostracized for her differences. It is not until she and Dumbo meet in a fantastical pink elephant dream sequence that she embraces her differences. This program explores themes of (dis)ability, bullying, and acceptance through theatrical performance.

Click here to view the Daring to Be Dumbo flyer and registration form:

Daring To Be Dumbo


Citizens Bank Youth Leadership Luncheon

January 2015

The Youth Leadership Luncheon, sponsored by Citizens Bank, invites middle and high school students from Northeast Ohio to recognize the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and appreciate the message of his legacy. After a banquet-style lunch and keynote speaker, two outstanding students are awarded the prestigious Diversity Champion Award. The award recognizes one middle school and one high school student who demonstrates a commitment to leadership and diversity within their school or community. 


Spring Middle & High School Conferences

March/April 2015

Over 300 students and educators representing various Northeast Ohio middle and high schools spend a day participating in the spring conference. Students engage in activities and discussions that support the eradication of bias, bigotry and racism in their respective communities and beyond. Students and educators will have the opportunity to network with leaders from communities throughout the region.


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Fall High School Retreat 2013Fall  High School Retreat
October 2013


Leadership Lunch Leadership Luncheon
January 2013


campstarr Spring Middle School Conference
March 2013


Camp STARR 2014 Group Photo

Underwritten by Fifth Third Bank
June 2014

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