UPDATED: Closed (partial funding): $2,260 raised for Black Youth Summit 2017

Summary: Support the 2nd annual Black Youth Summit, which brings together 6th -12th grade students for a day of learning and fun. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lincoln Middle School. For information, contact Shaundel Spivey at sspivey@lacrossesd.org.

Goal: $5,500   •   Amount Raised: $2,260  •   School: All middle/high schools   •   Sponsor Name: Shaundel Spivey



About My Project: The Black Youth Summit is designed to bring  6th -12th grade students who identify as black, biracial, or multiracial (with black being one of their racial identities) together for a day of learning and fun. The Summit will take place annually and this is our second year. (Read about the first Summit here.)

The Black Youth Summit will provide a safe space for students to engage in tough conversations on an array of topics such as race, societal pressures, identity and learn how they can get involved in their community in and out of school. The Summit will focus on building self-confidence, cultural identity, academic excellence, and community involvement all rooted in a social justice lens.

Where Your Donation Goes: The District and other sponsors are providing some support but added funds are needed to cover the costs of transportation for students on a Saturday, as well as speaker fees, food and materials for projects.

All donations to LPEF are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged via letter. LPEF adds a small surcharge to offset credit card processing fees and related expenses. For more details, go to our About Support-a-School page.

  • If fundraising falls short of the goal, money will be used to fulfill as much of the project as feasible.
  • If fundraising exceeds the goal, the project will be expanded or money will go to a similar purpose involving multicultural activities in the District.