Humanity should = Compassion
Humanity should = Love
Humanity should = Support
Humanity should = Respect
Humanity should = Freedom
Humanity should = Hope
In the midst of yet more sadness and heartbreak in the world,
it's important to look for and celebrate the moments of kindness and hope.
Every classroom in our school boasts a Positive Space poster. We believe in the message.
We have a bathroom for anyone who isn't comfortable using the group bathrooms.
We have books throughout the school representing all kinds of people in all kinds of situations. We read them together. We discuss how we can make the lives of others better.
Posters quoting powerful messages from Maya Angelou, Albert Einstein, MLK Jr., Gandhi, and so many more decorate our classrooms and hallways and spark questions and discussions.
Young voices question the hate they hear about in the news.
Young hearts are devastated to hear how humans sometimes treat each other.
Young people build connections and relationships and friendships with other young people who look/think/act/believe/love/feel/suffer/celebrate/wonder differently.
It's not everything.
But, it's a start.