Benjie Howard is the co-founder and executive director of New Wilderness Project, a musical performance group and an arts based experiential outdoor education program focusing on developing youth leadership for equity, environmental sustainability, and social justice. He is the co-architect of Youth Equity Stewardship (YES!), an inter-generational process for growing soulful, inspired, brave, and inclusive educational spaces and inspiring authentic community transformation.
Wade Antonio Colwell is a learner. His calling to education involves serving school communities as a "creative catalyst" for deepening and healing relationships across generation and difference. As a rising advocate for systemic equity, inclusion and excellence, Wade understands the power in engaging the artistic modalities of song, spoken-word, movement, ceremony and restorative practice.