Marquis Hall – Manager of Student Diversity & Inclusion Programs at Kansas City Public Schools

“Surge will allow me to move the educational landscape for children in my community. More than ever, we must provide opportunities for hope and healing in our schools and communities so that our students will experience the world on their own terms. I hope that Surge provides me with opportunities to better understand my community and the role I play in being a change agent for students. Far too often have BIPOC individuals been left out of decisions that affect BlPOC children. Surge will equip me with the tools to successfully navigate in a world that doesn’t always accept, embrace, and value the perspective people of color bring to the table. Essentially, at its core, I aim to learn more about equitable practices that lead to high student outcomes, meaningful participation and representation for all students.”