By Haddijatou Waggeh and Tyler Brewster
Kameron wasn't the only one with the jitters that morning. Nine years as an educator and my heart still thumped in my chest and butterflies fluttered in my stomach as I sat on the panel looking out into the audience. I wanted so badly to make sure that today went well. And not just in the way of the students being "well behaved" and "representing their school in a positive light". I wanted to be sure that what we were offering was something the students were interested in, that our words would reach their minds and hearts and that they'd walk away from the day's events inspired and empowered to make a difference in their community.
– Tyler Brewster, James Baldwin High School’s Restorative Justice Coordinator