I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to go to QYLC again last weekend, hosted by Brooklyn Friends and Mary McDowell. The topic was “Bridging Communities,” a very important thing to consider in light of the election and all else that is going on right now. The conference was attended by many other Quaker schools in the Northeast (and one from Canada!), so it was interesting to talk with other students who I share a Quaker education with. There were great speakers, including the CEO of NYC Planned Parenthood, Joan Malin, who spoke on a panel, and Niyonu Spann. I also went on a cultural trip to the Jewish Heritage Museum, which I found extremely insightful and relevant. Afterwards, I went on a service trip to a local childcare center to make valentines for the kids and to play with them for a bit. QYLC was a very insightful and fun experience.