Upper School Senior Honored for Diversity Leadership
For his work promoting diversity and inclusion in the greater Greenwich community, Brunswick senior Charlie Ciporin has been announced as the winner of the YWCA Racial Justice Scholarship Award.
Ciporin, president of Brunswick’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance and a member of the First Selectman’s Youth Commission, was the lead organizer of February’s Greenwich Student Diversity Leadership Conference — at which nearly 100 public and private school students gathered to discuss and participate in activities and discussions centered on the eight core identifiers: race, religion, sexuality, ability, socio-economic status, age, gender, and nationality.
“Charlie is a very special young man with a promising future,” said Kyna Shine, Brunswick’s director of diversity and inclusion. “The leadership skills that he displayed while planning the inaugural Greenwich Student Diversity Leadership Conference were nothing short of impressive.
“I have watched Charlie lead complex discussions in GSA meetings and present on the importance of building an inclusive and safe community to his Upper School peers, while also encouraging students to find their voice. It’s an honor to work with him.”
The $1,000 award will be presented at the Stand Against Racism event at Greenwich Town Hall on Friday, April 26.