When the results of their school climate assessment indicated that students in the school wanted more of a voice, they adopted inspirED and held a conference on diversity and emotional intelligence, using many of the activities featured on the inspirED site, for 19 other high schools.
A team of students at the Diamond Bar High School Wellness Center began a peer counseling group in an effort to lower rates of anxiety and depression among the students. At the Wellness Fair, the team launched the initiative and recruited students to serve on the team dedicated to shifting school culture.
re:imagine/COMMUNITY is an after-school program that empowers youth to be the visual storytellers and changemakers in their community. Through the support of mentors and hands-on learning through filmmaking, students connect with their individual voice, a voice that can inform others of their struggles and help build a wave of change through education and empathy.
The inspirED Team at Westbrook High School wanted to make their school community feel more connected and supported. They surveyed their school climate, built mini-projects around connection and support, and held an Awareness Day featuring workshops on the topics their peers listed as the most important.
The Brewster inspirED Team had a vision for a more passionate, purposeful school community. They designed their own inspirED activities for all students, so that freshmen through seniors have the opportunity to connect based on shared interests and experiences.
The inspirED Team at NYC Lab set a goal of promoting cultural competency at their school. They surveyed their school climate and with the results, created a school-wide celebration of diversity to address the issues that were most important to the members of their school community.