With the new war raging in the Middle East and another mass shooting incident in Maine, graphic headlines and images flood our social media feeds. For teens and their parents, managing this content can be overwhelming.
In The Room’s Lloyd Hopkins, welcomes Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine back t...
Exploring the correlation between student success and mental health | Ep 10
The final episode of the season focuses on the link between student success and mental health. Hosts Stephanie Parra and Lloyd Hopkins are joined by Dr. Chad Geston, former superintendent for Phoenix Union School District, and Zarah Alfatlawi, a student at Central High School. The group discusses...
Using student input to create education policy | Ep 9
Dr. Tiffany Hunter, President of Paradise Valley Community College, and Dr. Quintin Boyce, Associate Vice President of Educational Outreach at ASU, join In the Room to discuss why it is crucial for educators to listen to their students and families before creating educational policies that shape ...
How is Arizona’s education system measuring up? | Ep 8
In the Room hosts, Stephanie Parra and Lloyd Hopkins, break down the state of Arizona’s education system. Arizona is ranked near the bottom nationally when it comes the quality of public schools. Stephanie and Lloyd look at the struggles teachers in our state face and discuss potential solutions...
Actively listening & engaging teens when it comes to their mental health | Ep 7
Host Lloyd Hopkins is joined by Jennifer Nye, Chief Operations Officer at Terros Healthcare, and Heather Budzien, Vice President of Programs and Branches for Boys and Girls Clubs of The Valley. They discuss why it is so important to listen to what teens are telling us when it comes to caring for ...
Girl Scouts - Arizona Cactus-Pine Leader Profile: Mary Mitchell | Ep 6
Co-CEO of Girls Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council Mary Mitchell sits down for a look at how the social transformation she witnessed as a young girl led her to a lifetime of social advocacy and leadership.
Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council Leader Profile: Christina Spicer
Christina Spicer joined the Girl Scouts as a Brownie in second grade. As the new co-CEO of Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, she has a deeply personal connection to their cause. She shares how the organization helped her younger-self realize her dreams.
In the season premiere of In the Room, host Lloyd Hopkins sat down with the Executive Director of All in Education, Stephanie Parra to talk about the importance of mentorship and to take an in-depth look at the story of another local organization, and STN partner, New Pathways for Youth.
This episode of In the Room features three organizations that show all communities of color what’s possible when you collaborate.
For example, since 2010, the Black community in Arizona has grown 33%, which outpaces the state’s growth rate of 13%.
These leaders think that it’s important fo...
You can only be what you can see. . .
So, how can communities build environments of affluence that not only withstand generations but augment?
In this episode of In the Room, we’re joined by business leaders who are breaking through boundaries and cultivating inclusion.
That awkward reaction to discussions about race is called “white fragility,” and it’s caused by a lack of racial agility. Are you unable to have these types of conversations without getting heated? You might be missing the point.
Episode 6: Generational Transitions of Power Pt. 2
Does a gap in communication create gaps in the transfer of power from one generation to the next?
Could marginalized communities pass down more power if there was more intergenerational connection and communication?
Could newer generations be further along in their causes if they built on t...
LatinX is a new term used to define all people of Latin American descent. The term meant to be a "non-binary" option to identify with, which is an excellent idea, but it's causing some controversy in the community.
There are currently 661,312,878 people in Latin America and the Caribbean who s...
Whether you're tweeting, choosing to shop at one company instead of another, or camping out and protesting in the streets. We think that activism isn't about how you do it, but doing something that matters to you.
Episode three of “In The Room” reveals the concerns people of color have with entering back into physical workspaces, largely due to unnecessary stressful and inefficient work cultures rooted in systemic racial bias.