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9th ANNUAL DIVERSITY conference
"Road trip: Journey through understanding"

On Saturday, February 3, SCH welcomed 150+ high school and mature eighth grade students from dozens of schools who attended our 9th annual SCHout Diversity Conference.

Students heard keynote speeches by our DEI Council (SCH seniors), participated in a story exchange designed to cultivate radical empathy, and engaged in meaningful dialogue throughout the day in a series of social action workshops. Over 40 SCH students served as facilitators, led workshops, and organized this all inclusive annual event. We look forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary of this event, created in 2015, with alumni, students, faculty, and all who wish to participate.


Springside Chestnut Hill Academy was please to host our 9th annual multi-school diversity conference:

SCHout 2024 Theme:
Road Trip: Journey Through Understanding

Saturday, February 3, 2024

9:30 AM
Registration Opens

10:00 - 10:45 AM
Welcome + Student Keynotes

10:45 - 11:15 AM
Cross the Line

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Story Exchange (for student attendees)
Professional Development (for adult chaperones)

12:45 - 1:30 PM
Lunch Break*
Affinity Spaces will be offered

1:30 - 2:20 PM**
Social Action Workshops, Block 1

2:30 - 3:20 PM**
Social Action Workshops, Block 2

3:30 - 4:00 PM

*Purchase a lunch box or bring your own lunch.
**These sessions are for student attendees only. Chaperones may gather informally in the library.

Each year our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, SCH Academy’s most committed student DEI leaders, choose a theme for SCHout. DEI Council coalesced around this year’s theme, Road Trip: Journey Through Understanding.

With an open mind and dedication for change anything is possible.

Gabby Adams '23 | DEI Council Co-Leader

SCHout Conference 2024: Road Trip Journey Through Understanding

Our 2024 Keynote Speakers

In keeping with our mission to center student voices, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s co-heads of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging's Council and Student Facilitators each delivered a short address in which they shared personal stories and messages that aligned with the theme: Road Trip.

Ineda “Corrien” Elmore-Stratton | professional development speaker

Topic: "Pressure to Change Your School: Coping with Burnout and Fatigue" | Faculty and Staff Professional Development

Description: Corrien dove into an exhilarating educational leadership workshop that focused on coping with burnout and fatigue amidst the pressure to change your school. Key points included exploring effective strategies for managing others, especially as a teacher and DEI leader in an ever-evolving educational landscape. We learned when it's okay to say no and prioritize your well-being to thrive and lead purposefully. This workshop provided practical solutions to tackle these challenges head-on and empowered us with the tools to navigate the demands of educational leadership with enthusiasm and resilience. We were inspired and now equipped to make a positive impact in our school communities!

Speaker Bio: Ineda “Corrien” Elmore-Stratton is a champion of positive youth development and an expert leader trainer whose passion for youth development and community engagement drives her to create opportunities for young leaders to learn, grow, and thrive. A graduate of Rutgers University, from which she earned both a Bachelors of Arts in Communications and a Masters of Public Administration, Mrs. Elmore-Stratton has worked in various YMCA organizations since 2010. From 2018-2022, Corrien served as the Executive Director of Teen Leadership for the 7th largest YMCA in the country, managing and operating programs for over 4,000 students across the Greater Philadelphia region. 

Mrs. Elmore-Stratton also possesses more than 17 years of experience with boards and committees as she has built her career in the non-profit sector in the area of Youth Development. She is a member of the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association where she has worked consistently on strengthening the partnership and collaboration between the African American Community and the Township. Since January of 2021, Mrs. Elmore-Stratton has also served on the Cherry Hill School Board, and during her tenure on the Board she was instrumental in the school district’s 2021 decision to mandate African American history as a high school graduation requirement, becoming the first district in the state of New Jersey to do so.

Corrien Elmore Stratton, SCHout Conference 2024 PD speaker

Ineda “Corrien” Elmore-Stratton


2024 Social Action Workshops

Thank you to all SCH students who designed and led these workshops! We look forward to seeing what's in store for 2025.