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Youth Leadership Day 2021

March 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Jacob G. Schmidlapp Bystander to Upstander Youth Leadership Day 2021
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 10:00 am – 2:30 pm | Online via Zoom

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center invites students in grades seven and eight and their educators to participate in this year’s digital Youth Leadership Day. Through interactive online sessions, students will engage in dialogue with participants from across the Tri-State, consider the role of history in inspiring action today, and gain leadership skills that they can use to affect positive change. 

Presented in partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Draft Outline*
9:45 am: Zoom meeting opens
10:00 am-Noon: First Session
10:00 am-Noon: First Session 
Includes a digital Holocaust & Humanity Museum highlights tour with a focus on being a leader and interactive session on activating character strengths to be an upstander.
Noon-1:00 pm: Break for lunch (no activities during this time) 
1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Second Session 
Features inspiration from youth leaders and interactive activities encouraging students to be upstanders in their community 

*Subject to change

Educators are invited to nominate up to six students who have shown an interest in leadership and a passion for making a difference at school or in their communities. Each student nominee is then required to submit an application form, which includes a question about what they hope to gain from Youth Leadership Day. Educators are expected to participate in Youth Leadership Day along with their students. 

Educators! Nominate Students Here

Educator and student forms must be submitted by Friday, February 12, 2021.


Frequently Asked Questions 
Does it cost money to participate in Youth Leadership Day? 
No, the program is offered free of charge to participants and teachers thanks to our generous sponsor. 

Will the entire program take place online this year? 
Yes, the safety of students and educators is our highest priority. As a result, the full program will be held digitally via Zoom this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage all participants to join the program on a computer or tablet with video capability if possible. 

How do students apply to participate? 
Students should be nominated by their educator. Once the students are nominated by their educator, they will be asked to fill out an application form. 

I’m an educator. How do I nominate students? 
One educator per school is welcome to nominate up to six students to participate in Youth Leadership Day. Nominations should consider: Students currently enrolled in grades 7 or 8 who have exhibited an interest in leadership and a passion for making a difference. Students should display a willingness to participate in discussions and activities, interact with peers from various backgrounds and communities, and be open minded to new ideas. Please fill out the form here to nominate students.

Why is there a limit on the number of participants per school? 
We want to ensure that students from a variety of schools and parts of the Tri-State area are able to participate, and that students are meeting new people. We also want to keep the program interactive and thus are limiting the number of participants. 

How do educators participate in the day? 
Participating educators are expected to attend the full day with their students. There will be a separate session for educators during the day to meet with HHC’s Director of Education and learn about resources for implementing humanity education in the classroom. What is an upstander? 

Upstanders are individuals who stand up for others and their rights. They fight against injustice and unfairness, and they use their character strengths to inspire action and become the best of humanity today. 

I have another question! 
Please e-mail Sarah Schneider, Program Coordinator, at [email protected] with any additional questions. 


March 9, 2021
10:00 am - 2:30 pm