“Decisions are being made for our Black and Brown youth at a table without any Black and Brown experiences. I believe that Surge is not only intentionally, strategically, and fearlessly changing the representation at the table but is constructing an entirely new table, designed to properly satisfy the needs of our youth. I have been anticipating the opportunity to move fearlessly and passionately, yet wisely with a group of like-hearted people. Surge is that opportunity.”

Everett Daily is the Assistant Principal of Culture at Amandla Charter School.