DAIS

DIVERSITY AWARENESS INITIATIVE FOR STUDENTS

(718) 756-7298

MISSION

The Diversity Awareness Initiative for Students, DAIS, is an organization dedicated to strengthening our schools and ourselves, through increased knowledge, awareness, and respect for different cultures.  Its members are comprised of students from independent, public, and parochial schools, who wish to discuss and improve human relations within the community and society at large.

Event Archives

During the 2016-2017 school year, DAIS turned 18 years old! It shows no sign of letting up.

Monthly meetings saw consistent participation averaging well over 100 students.

The 18th Annual Multicultural Student Leadership Conference, hosted by Trevor Day School on May 13, 2017, saw participation of more than 450 students hailing from 53 schools!

See the school turnout from previous conferences, and see how we have grown over the past 18 years!

Previous Conferences (2000-2017)

2000                      Reconstruction: One Place, One Time, One World

                                Packer Collegiate Institute - May 13, 2000

                                14 schools

2001                       Broadening Our Base, Opening Our Minds

                                Horace Mann School - May 19, 2001

                                31 schools

2002                       Our Generation: Inventive Minds, Creative Youth

                                Poly Prep Country Day School - May 11, 2002

                                35 schools

2003                        It's Your Turn to Speak

                                 Berkeley Carroll School - May 10, 2003

                                 30 schools

2004                       Vision: Bursting the Bubble

                                 Packer Collegiate Institute - May 8, 2004

                                 32 schools

2005                       Closing Eyes, Opening Minds

                                 Poly Prep Country Day School - May 14, 2005

                                 33 schools

2006                      Peeling Layers, Unmasking Truth

                                Trevor Day School - May 13, 2006

                                 35 schools

2007                      Born to Roar! - Forming an Unquiet Generation

                                Riverdale Country School - May 19, 2007

                                43 schools

2008                      Reviving Paralyzed Minds

                                Fieldston School - May 10, 2008

                                57 schools

2009                       Breaching Barriers: Progressing Beyond Conventional Thinking

                                 Horace Mann School - May 9, 2009

                                 61 schools

2010                       The Audacity of Diversity: Regaining the Power of Change

                                Hackley School - May 15, 2010

                                47 schools

2011                        Learning the Language of Power

                                Riverdale Country School - May 14, 2011

                                62 schools

2012                         We are the Spoken Generation!

                                 Poly Prep Country Day School - May 19, 2012

                                 61 schools

2013                        Carpe Diem...Seize the Future!

                                 Chapin School - May 11, 2013

                                 65 schools

2014                        Trailblazing the Path for a Stronger Tomorrow

                                  Fieldston School- May 17, 2014

                                  49 schools

2015                          Back To The Future- Where Do We Go From Here?

                                   Berkeley Carroll School- May 16, 2015

                                   45 schools

2016                          What a Time to be Alive- The Movement for Change

                                   Avenues: The World School- May 14, 2016

                                   50 schools

2017                           For Us, By Us: Creating Our Tomorrow

                                    Trevor Day School- May 13, 2017

                                    53 schools

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