Calling All Colors (CAC), a program for middle and high school students, provides inviting, safe spaces for students to talk about biases, particularly related to race and ethnicity. CAC gives students tools for creating and increasing positive impacts within their schools.

This year-long program that fosters inclusive school communities features a fall kick-off conference and a spring wrap-up conference. Calling All Colors encourages monthly meetings within each school as well as frequent communication between LEDA and other participating schools.

Calling All Colors Fall Conferences



Monday, October 10, 2022
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Hope College


Tuesday, October 11, 2022
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Hope College

Meet our Calling All Colors Emcee

Evan Lauchie

Evan Lauchié

Evan Lauchié is a Michigan native with many passions. As a musician, producer, comedian, public speaker, educator, husband and a new father, Evan believes in using every platform provided to be an cultural influencer. Just like in a song there are many instruments that make  a beautiful sound when played together, Evan believes it is possible and is his goal and life purpose, to serve as a producer and bring different backgrounds, ethnicities and colors all together to make a beautiful song in the key of Life.

Meet our Calling All Colors Keynote Speakers

Shomari Tate – Middle School Keynote Speaker

Taran McZee – High School Keynote Speaker

If you are a teacher or administrator and are interested in having your school participate in Calling All Colors, please contact Patricia Strachan at for more information. The Fall Conference launches a year-long program designed to educate students on topics of diversity and inclusion.

Program Outcome Reports

2017-2018 Outcome Report

2016-2017 Outcome Report

2015-2016 Outcome Report

Many Thanks To

Major Financial Support

Greater Ottawa County United Way
Jeff & Peg Padnos

Collaborating Organizations

Grand Valley State University
Hope College