Every year, seventh grade global studies students create a community action project, which allows them to connect their personal passions with a global theme.
Past themes have ranged from women’s rights to displaced peoples to refugees and water. This year’s theme was “Little Change-Makers,” as students explored how young people across the globe have been making positive impacts within our global community. After the pandemic struck, the class changed the theme to “Little Change-Makers in a COVID19 World.”
For her project, student Madeleine F. is making a “Covid Quilt” to honor those who have died from the virus for her community action project for seventh grade global studies. She created a website called CovidQuilt2020.comwith all the details for the project.
“The quilting idea is really dear to my heart,” said seventh grade global studies teacher Chuck Neddermeyer. “The LGBTQ+ community was deeply impacted by the AIDS epidemic throughout the 1980s and 90s. Now, COVID19 threatens all communities, and I am filled with excitement just thinking about the power Madeleine’s work could have within our larger LA community.”
We’re so proud to see such incredible community action in progress!
In a unique format designed to deliver this year’s Upper School Spring DEI Symposia, advisory groups met on campus to stream pre-recorded student-led sessions before engaging in conversation to answer discussion questions and provide feedback.
To deliver this year’s Middle School symposia, students presented and participated in a full day symposium of pre-recorded content covering topics such as representation in STEM, the AAPI experience, and women in the workplace:
On January 6, senior Vale R. was announced as a Regeneron Scholars for his project titled “Enhancing Performance and Sustainability of Firefighting Aircraft in the Era of Wildfires Fueled by Global Warming” that focuses on improving firefighting aircraft using a low-cost, retrofitted aerodynamic device.