Leadership Workshops

SAA’s Leadership Workshops Prepare Students for Trips, College, and Beyond

SAA has expanded our programs to include a series of virtual Leadership Workshops.  Our program has received national attention over the years for its inspiring hands-on experiences. We are continuing to build upon our success through this impactful Workshop Series.  Our unique methodology brings history to life while Global Leaders visit SAA’s virtual classroom.  These workshops will positively impact high school students while enhancing their knowledge and adding value to their resumes for Colleges/Universities and the workforce.

History Brought to Life

What makes SAA’s leadership workshops unique? We have top global experts involved as we tackle the important subjects of Human Rights, Civil Rights, Diversity, and the Justice System. Second, SAA is unique in how we bring history to life as our students learn directly from people who have lived through historical moments that have helped define our globe. The students may hear from a Holocaust survivor, a member of the Civil Rights Movement, a Rwandan Genocide survivor, etc.

Here’s a chance to meet ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things.  Our series of workshops are empowering and challenging.  Sign up Today!

Human Rights and Civil Rights – 1960s Movement Workshop

Each SAA Leadership Workshop includes 3 Sessions

Introduction to the Human Rights & Civil Rights – 1960’s Movement Workshop

Session 1
Saturday, October 15, 2022 – 10am-12noon
Introduction to 1960s Civil Rights Movement &

meet a member of the Little Rock 9!

Guest Speaker – Dr. Terrence Roberts
A Little Rock Nine member

Terrence Roberts was one of the Little Rock Nine,
a group of African-American students who, in 1957,
were the first black students ever to attend classes at
Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
We’ll hear directly from Dr. Robert’s and what it is was like to be a
high school student during this tumultuous time.

(Dr. Terrence Roberts pictured above)

Session 2
Saturday, October 29, 2022 – 10am-12noon
Key women Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement &
meet a member of SNCC (Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee)


Guest Speakers – Bob Zellner and Pamela Smith

A SNCC (Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee) member
and a strong advocate for women’s rights.

Bob worked directly with Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer
and other women civil rights leaders. Pamela will help Bob unpack
the important role women played in the movement.

(Ella Baker pictured above)
Ella Baker played a key role in some of the most influential organizations
of the 1960s Civil Rights movement, including the NAACP,
Dr. King’s – Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and
the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.


Bob was the Grandson of a KKK Member.
Spike Lee produced the Film – Son of the South,
which is based on Bob’s life.

Session 3
Saturday, November 5, 2022 – 10am-12noon
The Freedom Rides Come to Life

Guest Presenters – Jim Zwerg & Bob Zellner
Jim was a member of the Freedom Rides and was beaten badly.
Bob was entering into the movement as the Freedom Rides began
and he met the bus and its passengers in Montgomery.

We’ll examine the idea behind the Freedom Rides and the challenges
the college students faced as they made their way from the east coast
to New Orleans in May of 1961.

Cost per participant: $300

Registration is Open – Space is Limited 

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Upcoming Schedule

Human Rights and Civil Rights – Global Leaders Workshop
Dates TBD