Students from Amity middle schools in Orange and Bethany attended the Discover, Lead! Leadership Conference for Young Men and Women of Color in Middle School sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Schools Dec. 14 at Sage Park Middle School in Windsor.
Students participated in workshops and exercises to promote their leadership skills. They were led by Omari Pearson, a former professional basketball player and founder and president of Passion to Purpose, LLC, a mentoring company, who works to inspire and empower students.
Pearson discussed goal-setting and planning for achievement of personal goals with students. Students also engaged in group discussions about common issues they deal with at the middle school level, such as peer pressure, bullying or social-media concerns, and how to best handle these situations.