2023 Affiliate Sites

With support from Middlebury Collge’s Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation, BLTN NextGen welcomes three new “Affiliate Sites” in 2023. Affiliate sites join the network with a youth advisor, a BLTN-affiliated site mentor, and with plans to participate in at least one cross-site event during the year.

Our 2023 Affiliate Sites:

Chelsea, MA. Chelsea REACH plans on hosting an online virtual conference as the centerpiece of our participation as an affiliate site. We also wish to participate in at least one cross-site event.

  • Site Mentor: Yaneris Collado
  • Youth Advisor: Richard Murcia

Henrico, VA Students at JR Tucker High School aspire to raise awareness and elevate voices that aren’t usually heard. They hope a local NextGen site can serve as a safe environment for kids to exchange ideas and come up with solutions/systems of support. Immediately, Henrico members are considering reaching out to local groups that focus on communal storytelling (similar to the Moth group) or groups that host slam events/open mic events. 

  • Site Mentor: Colin Baumgartner
  • Youth Advisors: Menna Dawelbeit and Tien Hoang

Philadelphia, PA Students at Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School are interested in sharing their work in climate justice with a wider audience of young people. They hope to bring their unique perspectives from la large urban area to the NextGen youth conversations.

  • Site Mentor: Monica Rowley
  • Youth Advisor: TBA