Torey Bullock Jr.


Torey Bullock Jr., a senior at Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a passionate social justice leader and advocate for the area's Black community. For the past two years, he has served as the co-leader of his school's Black Student Union (BSU). As a sophomore, Torey played a central role in speaking out against a viral video created by classmates that mocked George Floyd's death. He collaborated with other students to call for transparency, accountability, an apology from the school’s administration and changes to the school culture and curriculum to focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. In his current role as BSU co-leader, Torey continues to voice the concerns of fellow Black students, educate the school community on Black culture and social issues and promote a strong Black community in the region's schools. Outside of school, Torey has served as a leader in Jack and Jill of America, an organization focused on cultivating young Black leaders. He has held positions on Jack and Jill's eastern region teen board, including teen foundation chair and teen vice president. In these roles, Torey has met with teens across the East Coast to promote financial literacy, activism and advocacy. As teen vice president, Torey led an initiative to build a network of activists across the region and to promote their stories through social media. Torey's dedication to creating a broad network of like-minded individuals promises to breach the walls of isolation, empowering and mobilizing the strongest advocates for social justice.