My students come from 20 different countries and represent 6 different languages. They come to the U.S. for a variety of reasons but in the classroom they come for one reason only, to learn. My students are some of the hardest working students in the building. They not only need to learn the content, but they also need to learn the English language as well.
This high school is a Title I school with the majority of students receiving free lunch, and many will be the first in their families to attend college.
I service students with a wide range of needs, from special education to literacy lessons for those who did not have a formal education in their home countries. They are open-minded and have embraced students from cultures other than their own. I am blown away by their open-mindedness and teamwork they show on a day to day basis.
As one of the advisors for the Gender and Sexuality Alliance for my district, students and advisors were discussing how great it would be if we could have Graduation Stoles for the GSA so they could proudly show off their identity at graduation. Students were more than thrilled about this idea. We discussed buying them and embroidering them in-house for the two high schools our GSA represents.
This project would allow students to show off their pride at graduation and give them the representation any marginalized community needs.
In our project, we are looking for rainbow stoles and cords that are both lavender and rainbow that students could use at graduation time.
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