Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Empowering Youth to Make a Difference

I've been studying the topic of "Diversity and Social Justice" in my first class at the University of San Francisco teacher credential program, and learning of more ways to empower youth to follow their interests and passions to create REAL social change. Monica (see link) did just that upon graduation from high school by working with the Red Cross to bridge cultural gaps in disaster preparedness. Some of our Paly students like Jake and Nadav started their American Disaster Relief club to empower their classmates to get involved!

At our school's club day last week, I was so happy to see that even after Jake and Nadav graduated the club continues to thrive with inspiration from a new wave of passionate students. Read Monica's story here, think about what issues of diversity and/or social justice you truly care about, get your creative juices flowing and work to make a change!

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