My students need to attend a screening of the documentary He Named Me Malala.
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I want my students to come away from a viewing of the film He Named Me Malala with an understanding of how powerful their voices can be, despite their age, gender, race, etc. The goal is to empower youth to use their voices for good and to help their community.
The high school I teach at is the largest in the state of Oregon (~3,100 students), and our district has the highest poverty rate in the Portland-Metro area.
Eighty-five percent of our students are enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program, and there are over 80 languages spoken throughout the district.
Because of our high poverty rate, many of my students have been forced to step in the role of a parent for their younger siblings, or have had to get a job to help their family financially. Most of my students have never had the opportunity to just be a kid. My goal is to give them this opportunity, all while teaching them to take ownership of their education and their future.
With this money, 250 of my students will be able to see a screening of He Named Me Malala. The funding will provide tickets as well as transportation. By watching this documentary my hope is that my students will learn how much their voice truly matters and how important being resilient is.
My 9-12th grade students will be exploring the concepts of goal setting and resiliency.
I believe that my students will walk away from this documentary with a better understanding of just how powerful they can be as young adults, and how what they do/say DOES MATTER! So often, they limit themselves because they feel as though they will not be taken seriously.
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