Lynwood Unified set to Inspire African American Students at MLK Leadership Conference

More than 200 Lynwood Unified African American students will seek to be inspired as they connect with successful leaders at the Martin Luther King Jr. “Against All Odds” Leadership Conference.Young Black Achievers Student Union Members from Firebaugh, Lynwood and Vista high schools will be joined by guest panelists as the group explores ways that students can make positive impact.

Ten presenters will guide panel discussions, including Lynwood Unified Board of Education Member Gary Hardie as well as YBASU coordinators from each high school.


Friday, Jan. 19
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m..


Firebaugh High School
5246 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Lynwood, CA 90262


The first-year event is being put on by Lynwood Unified’s Department of Equity and YBASU. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life will be used as a guide for discussion points as the group seeks inspiration from King’s ability to thrive against all odds.

 The conference also will connect former Lynwood Unified students with current ones, including District alum Hardie, Rosa Parks Elementary Principal Dawn Green and Washington Elementary Principal Shamell Wilson. Lunch will be provided as well as special giveaways.


Contact Jahmal Corner for more information at 206-579-4432.