Youth Symposium 2010 Video Gallery

Bridges to Our Future: The Next Generation of Leaders

Wheelock's second Youth Symposium, held October 25, 2010, featured legal scholar Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., bestselling author and actor Hill Harper, NECN anchor Latoyia Edwards, Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott and other notables in a discussion with 500 middle and high school students from Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge schools on the topics of leadership and mentoring. The morning Symposium was followed by a Special Convocation and Degree Ceremony honoring Professor Ogletree.


Wheelock's second Youth Symposium was a high-energy day of music, dance, and discussion.

Wheelock faculty get student input to create a special curriculum for the Symposium.

Hill Harper talks about how he responds to pressure to succeed.

Jackie Jenkins-Scott tells students to picture themselves at college.

Hill Harper and Charles Ogletree talk about overcoming institutional racism and other barriers.

Jose Guilarte of Boston Day and Evening Academy gives a moving spoken word performance.

Hill Harper explains two techniques to help boost your grades and test scores.

The Young Kings from Renaissance Charter School mesmerize the crowd.

At a ceremony in his honor, Charles Ogletree explains the value of mentors who keep young people out of harm's way.

Wheelock student Al'Amin Cissi gives a spoken word performance at the ceremony honoring Charles Ogletree.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer explains how Charles Ogletree has made a difference in society.

Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu joined Wheelock College in 2007 for the College's first Youth Symposium.

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