High School Students

Immigration and Intolerance: A conversation with New Garden's Upper School

High school is often a time of judgment and isolation. At New Garden Friends School, where the students are encouraged to accept their differences and create a loving community, discrimination can sometimes feel like a distant notion. Last Friday, the NGFS Upper Division took time out of their weekly all-school meeting for worship to let us share a film and open up conversation about prejudice and tolerance.

Screening of the movie "Papers"

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Approximately 2 million children who were born outside the U.S. have been raised in this country, share our language and values, and know no other home. Over 140 such students graduate from RI schools each year.  Yet upon graduation from high school they find the door to their future slammed shut.  Papers documents their stuggles.  Some of these students will share their personal stories after the screening.

Job Rally_SandySpringSchool_WV

Sandy Spring Friends School students participate in a jobs rally

Human Rights in the District of Columbia

"I personally believe that ignorance is the root of all conflict and so education is the only solution.” Wise words - especially considering they were coming from high school student Joe Church. His was just one of the many insightful comments offered at the District of Columbia’s Woodrow Wilson Senior High School as students debated issues related to human rights on a warm afternoon in early March.

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