The virtual event kicked off with a message of hope and inclusion from keynote speaker Meisha Robinson from UNITE, followed by a panel discussion. Natalie Gochnour, Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, acted as moderator and was joined by James Jackson III, Founder & Executive Director of the Utah Black Chamber; Sarah Young, Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Utah State Board of Education; and Mikelle Moore, Senior Vice President, Chief Community Health Officer at Intermountain Healthcare, to discuss the power of partnership in an inclusive recovery.
After the summit attendees split into small groups for targeted discussions on one of these key topics:
- Rethinking Parent Engagement for Today’s World
- Aligning Volunteer Opportunities to Support Academic Outcomes Virtually
- Our Call to Action: A Systems Approach to Digital Equity
- Detracking for Excellence and Equity
Mikelle Moore then emceed the Changemaker Awards Ceremony. This year’s recipients—Bank of America; Bob Edmiston, Principal, McPolin Elementary; Crystal Maggelet, FJM Impact Fund; the University of Utah; and special Posthumous Honoree Linda Mariotti, Granite School District—were recognized for their passion, dedication, and hands-on approach to helping kids and families across our community succeed, every step of the way.
If you weren’t able to attend the event you can watch the videos below for inspiration, education, and to learn more about this year’s Changemakers and how they’re helping ensure equitable opportunities for every child in our community.
Bank of America
Principal at McPolin Elementary in Park City
FJM Impact Fund
The University of Utah
Early Education, Health, and Basic Needs Partner
Special Posthumous Honor:
Teacher with Granite School District
Collective Impact Summit
Inclusive Recovery Panel
Natalie Gochnour, James Jackson III, Sarah Young, & Mikelle Moore