that are leading an inspiring civil rights movement to improve the
most important social issues of our times.
Our mission is to empower youth and inspire adults to
improve the pressing civil rights issues that will define a
new generation and the future of our nation.
Local school systems are leading the movement to expand
social justice, improve student mental health, and teach the
skills that define our humanity.
About Defining US
Defining US is a series of social action campaigns to raise awareness
about the movement, encourage dialog, share best practices, and
provide the proven, social and emotional learning resources that
help us understand ourselves and each other.
Defining US: A New Majority
“Civil rights is about equality and that means seeing every person for his or her
humanity and for their fullness as a human being . . . I still believe in human
capacity to change and it gives me great hope.”
Dr. Sharon Contreras, Guilford County Schools Superintendent
About CWK Network
Connect with Kids Network (CWK) is a media and education company with a focus on improving mental health, increasing social justice, and expanding social and emotional learning for youth and families. For over 20 years the company has used the power of media and the promise of education to tell powerful stories that inspire social change and measurable impact.
In these transformative times we believe there is a need for our nation to hear the stories of students who are overcoming extraordinary odds and achieving significant success despite racial, gender, socio-economic and religious inequities. They are speaking out and it’s time to hear their voice.