Kennedy Butler, Emily Russell, Oriana Jimenez, Davita Bonner, and AJ Chrisolm
The speakers discuss ways to help less privileged students, some of whom were traumatized sexually and abused, and the culture differences that some minority students may face. They mention issues such as senioritis that students deal with. Having back up plans are important such as choosing a minor.
Letecia Foster, John Wright, and Kennedy Butler
The speakers discuss current actions that are being taken towards improving the quality of education, as well as strategies that could be further implemented. The public school grading system is discussed and the criteria that is related to ranking the schools, specifically the nine characteristics of a high performing school are explained. One of the strategies that is being implemented is providing internships and allowing UCF and Rollins students majoring in education to be substitutes at elementary schools.
Dr. Walter Greason, Ed Jones, and Kennedy Butler
The speakers discuss stories and strategies of successful individuals who are a minority. They evaluate models such as capitalism and talk about other potentially new models that could bring greater benefits to society. The story of Andre McKenzie, an orphan who started a real estate firm and who has now acquired several properties is mentioned.
Winfred "Chad" McKendrick and Kennedy Butler
Winfred McKendrick coaches people on their money spending habits. He explains how one's income influences their spending behaviors. He elaborates on how people live paycheck to paycheck, and are so dependent on credit cards for emergencies. Our nature is to use up people's money, therefore he explains how we should limit the money we have access to in order to live beyond paycheck to paycheck. McKendrick makes anecdotal references to his son investing in stocks and explains the risks involved in stocks.
Henry Osakri and Kennedy Butler
Osakri speaks to other individuals on their personal experience with developing a STEM education program. One of the speakers explains the steps in which they take in to develop such a program at the summer camp they volunteer at. Finley speaks about her classroom activities that she has in place at Robinson Middle School, such as coding and 3D art.
Dr. Leslie Poole, Justin Kii Huenemann, and Kennedy Butler
Leslie Poole explains the struggles minority groups faced from pollution. There was a case in North Carolina with PCBs, toxins that were going to be dumped and many people protested, which lead to 500 people going to prison including congressmen. Justin Kii Huenemann explains how we should all treat each other like relatives. With consumers demanding more, industries do not want to operate in developing regions where they do not see potential for economic profits.
Carlton Turner, Evelyn Martinez, Tanya Debose, and Kennedy Butler
Art is described as an form of expression and identity. Art can be incorporated into every aspect of our lives and who we are is important for survival in society. Organizations made up of various ethnicities are discussed. It is noted that while the Hispanic population is quite dominant in Orlando, Florida, there is no well established organization to represent them.
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