BSDC is dedicated to fostering a centralized community space where Black students feel heard, supported, and celebrated. We work to implement racially equitable reform in private schools across the U.S. by serving as an intermediary between Black students and our administrations. Our platform amplifies the voices of our peers by translating concerns and ideas into actionable steps to make our institutions actively anti-racist and authentically inclusive, thus improving the educational experience for all students. We aim to work in concert with our administrations to implement changes, ensuring accountability and transparency along the way.
What We've Done So Far
Wrote an Reform Agenda
We conferred with our social media audience and students, teachers, administrators, parents, and alums at across our institutions to create a set of demands.
By meeting with our administrations and collecting 1,400+ petition signatures, we've recruited the commitment of thirteen schools to our demands. These numbers continue to grow.
While we began as a New York-based coalition, we recently expanded and launched a DMV chapter. California, Northwest, and New England chapters are in the works.
Our New York Partners
Berkeley Carroll School
Horace Mann School
Leman Manhattan Preparatory School
Poly Prep Country Day School
Riverdale Country School
Rye Country Day School
Our DMV Partners
Sandy Springs Friends School
If you are a teacher or administrator and want your school to join the BSDC partnership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Our Team!
Calling new students to join the BSDC family! High school students may apply to become representatives. Responsibilities include sending demands to schools, meeting with administrators, and optionally joining BSDC committees. Eighth graders may apply to become junior representatives, contacting and representing middle school voices, buddying with older reps, and later graduating to the representative position.