Young People’s Continental Congress—Where Future and Past Meet

The year 2024 marks the 250th anniversary of the First Continental Congress, one of the most significant events in the founding of our nation. Delegates from the American colonies came together in Carpenters’ Hall, in Philadelphia, to discuss their grievances with Great Britain and solidify a united American identity.

Student Writing Project on the Theme of Diversity in Schools

The International Literacy Association (ILA) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) are collaborating to amplify student voices in critical conversations promoting and uplifting diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in schools and communities. The writing project, which is open to students in kindergarten though grade 12, is related to the theme Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities.