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Youth Conference for Sustainable Development

The Center for Resilient Communities strives to accompany a diverse network of young people who are committed to advancing social, economic and environmental justice in their communities, throughout Appalachia, and around the world. The Youth Conference for Sustainable Development coalesces and celebrates a new generation who are leading grassroots strategies to address our most pressing problems.

When students are encouraged to trust in their capacity to learn they can meet difficult challenges with a spirit of resilience and competence.

bell hooks. Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope. 2003. p. 123.

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