Study & Transcend Institutional Racism (STIR)

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About Our Program

Study & Transcend Institutional Racism is a free afterschool program that runs every Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm during the academic year. STIR is a program that helps high school youth learn the history of systemic racism in an uncensored environment. The program will establish an appreciation and understanding of the history of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) which will help participants effectively promote community and cultural change.

  • What It Is

    A program designed to empower and activate our youth to engage directly with the movers and shakers of Waterbury and share their voices with the community. They have a unique opportunity to get more involved in their community.

  • Stipend

    Monthly stipends allow students—who may have to work otherwise—to focus 100% on academics.

  • Community Engagement

    Program focuses on the book, Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi, which reviews American History from 1415-present day using an antiracist lens. Youth will also travel to Washington, DC to spend a day visiting two National Museums. Youth will do ground work within the community and connect with anti-racist community leaders, and learn about anti-racist initiatives within Waterbury, empowering them to effect positive change in their community.

  • Travel

    Youth will travel to Washington, DC to spend a day visiting two National Museums; The National Museum of African American History, and The National Museum of the American Indian.

Special thanks to our sponsor for making this program possible:
- United Way of Greater Waterbury


If you would like more information about our STIR Program, or how you can enroll, please contact Jurea McIntosh at or by calling (203) 573-0264

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