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2014 Fall Lakeshore Schools


Conferences Overview

Over 270 students from a total of 18 middle schools and high schools gathered at Hope College on October 6 and 7 respectively. This year marked the 19th annual spring conference for middle school students and the 8th spring conference for high school students.


At the conferences, students joined in small group dialogues sessions to talk about race issues, engaged in games and activities, and participated in an interactive presentation by speaker Alfredo Hernandez Corsen. Students also engaged in games and activities that promoted meaningful multicultural interaction.


Special Thanks

Many gracious thanks to:

Conference host: Hope College 

Volunteers: Abraham Gonzales, Annie McFall, Bruce Cook, Samantha Mann, Zahabia Amhed-Usmani, Waltraud Beckman, and Sandra Ploeg.

Introduction: Alfredo Gonzales – Dean – Hope College

Keynote: Alfredo Hernandez Corsen – LEDA Staff

Participating Schools: Harbor Lights/McBay, Holland, Jefferson, Lakeshore, White Pines, Muskegon, East Holland, Mona Shores, West, Central, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, West Ottawa, Holland Christian, Fruitport
Conference Photos

High School Conference Photos

Middle School Conference Photos



Student Feedback

"I liked the fun games and activities.”

“Wish we could have spent more time together.”

“Great people and lots of fun.”

“Love being a part of this program.”

“I have made new friends from different races.”

“We all need to talk about race more.”

“I can’t wait to share with my friends at home and school the things I have learned.”