ECOC makes meaningful impacts on youth and provides educational and leadership opportunities they would otherwise not have access to. We fund education scholarships and give laptops to youth who attend our annual Educating Children of Color Summit. The Summit provides programs for professionals who interact with youth to address their implicit bias, in order to increase positive outcomes for youth in education, child welfare, and juvenile justice.
Children of color, particularly Black children, are more likely to live in poverty, see negative outcomes in school and child welfare systems, and be overrepresented in the juvenile and criminal justice systems than their white peers. ECOC’s goal is to eliminate these disparate outcomes for children of color and children in poverty by providing opportunities through education.
ECOC recently hired a part-time Executive Director to oversee its primary programs and needs funding to make the position full-time. Please join us at the Summit on Jan. 13, 2024.
Over 90% of Diversity University attendees said they would use information learned to address implicit bias in their personal lives and 100% created growth plans.
“I strongly encourage every counselor in the state to attend this conference -- whether it is their first year or their 50th year in counseling. The conversations, the experiences shared, and the significance of this event cannot be overstressed.” — Professional who attended the 2023 Summit