By building a hands-on service or advocacy-based project with a community-based organization, Chapter members practice leading with empathy, build meaningful connections, create inclusive communities, and thrive as effective leaders.

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Riley’s Way Chapters

Riley’s Way Chapters bring together a group of young changemakers within one high school, college, or community group to create opportunities for them to model leading with empathy and kindness, and to create a positive change on a social impact issue that matters to them. This is a student-led model, with school faculty and Riley’s Way staff providing support and facilitating meaningful connections to other Chapters.

Chapter Pillar and Values

‣ Connection-Making: Create opportunities to build relationships and connections with other students, challenge assumptions, and gain a deeper understanding of different identities and experiences.

‣ Leadership Skills: Develop, hone, and practice key leadership skills like communication, creating inclusive spaces, and project planning and implementation.

‣ Social Justice: Learn about and make a difference on social issues with a community partner through a service or advocacy project.

‣ Student-Led: Provide space for students to lead. By giving them the support and opportunity, they develop their voice, agency, and strength as leaders.

Read more about the Chapters’ work:

Reflections on the First Riley’s Way Chapter

A Reflection on Our Time Working for a Better World – Browning’s Riley’s Way Chapter

Brearley’s Chapter’s Trip to BronxWorks with Browning