The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) identifies all urban youth as capable of academic success, critical consciousness, and increased well-being. SJLI supports the personal and academic development of youth through a series of programs, broadly known as Urban Scholars, which are integrated into a school’s academic course calendar.
As Urban Scholars, youth build knowledge of self for personal and social transformation. Upon completion, youth are confident enough to demonstrate knowledge of their ancestors, community, race, and the social condition. Further, youth leave Urban Scholars programing prepared to transform society—to create a more just and humane world.