Roquel Crutcher Selected as Recipient of National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' 30 Under 30 Changemakers Award – Next100
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Roquel Crutcher Selected as Recipient of National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ 30 Under 30 Changemakers Award

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Next100 policy entrepreneur Roquel Crutcher was selected as one of the recipients of the the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ 30 Under 30 Changemakers Awards. See below for the full press release.

 

May 10, 2021 – Washington, D.C. – As part of National Charter Schools Week 2021: 30 Years Strongthe National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance) honors 30 exceptional young leaders who are connected in some way to charter schools and are using their ideas, talents, and platforms to advance educational and economic opportunity and promote equality and social justice. The 30 Under 30 Changemakers Awards shine a spotlight on individuals from across the country who are making a meaningful impact in their community via the Arts, Writing, and Sports; Education and Politics; Leadership; Science; and Social Justice.

“The students, teachers, and advocates who make up our 30 Under 30 Changemakers reflect 30 years of the tremendous success of these innovative, student-centered public schools. I am grateful for our Changemakers and the thousands of teachers, leaders, and families across the nation who work tirelessly to support their communities and improve public education opportunities for all students,” said Nina Rees, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. “We are honored to recognize and lift up these 30 Changemakers like charter school senior Darnella Fraizer who bravely witnessed and shot live video of the unjust death of George Floyd while in police custody last summer and school founder Darren Ramalho who is opening the first-ever K-8 charter school in rural Perry County, Alabama focusing on project-based learning and community leadership.”

Read more about each 30 Under 30 Changemaker below. Join the National Alliance for the 30 Under 30 Virtual Awards Ceremony, featuring interviews with several of our honorees on May 12 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern. Register here.

National Charter Schools Week (May 10-15) recognizes more than 200,000 dedicated teachers, 3.3 million students, and 7,500 public charter schools across the nation. This year’s celebration marks the 30th anniversary of the first charter school law, which changed the future of public education and student success forever. In honor of the movement’s history and future, this year’s theme is National Charter Schools Week 2021: 30 Years Strong.

30 Under 30 Changemaker Award Honorees

For questions regarding today’s announcement, please reach out to Jennifer Diaz, Vice President of Communications ([email protected]) For information on National Charter Schools Week please visit us online.

About the Author

Roquel Crutcher Education & Early Years

Roquel Crutcher is an advocate and activist for social justice and educational equity. At Next100, Roquel focuses on increasing educational opportunities and postsecondary outcomes for young people in marginalized communities. Roquel has worked at several educational nonprofits as an advocate for educational equity.

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