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Join Us for the IBSC Reaching, Teaching, and Succeeding with Boys of Color Conference

November 7-8, 2019

Join us Thursday–Friday, November 7–8, for a conference focusing on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, community, mentorship, and teaching. For most—if not all—boys of color, walking through the doors of a selective boys' school should be a life-changing experience. But the journey through our schools is often fraught with feelings of inadequacy and stress caused by subtle and not-so-subtle acts of intolerance, misunderstanding, and even racism.

We are partnering with Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, Gilman School, and the International Boys’ School Coalition (an organization of schools worldwide dedicated to the development and education of boys) for this special conference, and we invite heads of school, administrators, and K-12 teachers for a candid conversation about our challenges and opportunities working with boys of color and ensuring their success academically, socially, and emotionally. Professors Randall Kennedy and Joseph Nelson guide the conference with their academic work, deep thinking, and lived practice on how to help boys of color achieve success.


Together, let's explore ways to mitigate anxieties and build stronger connections with boys of color, making our school communities healthier and more vibrant.
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Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.