Allied Voices is a 4th-12th grade workshop series designed to increase student’s empathy and compassion for themselves and others. Students who participate in this 10-week program will explore racial identity development, process difficult emotions, and learn about the principles of allyship. A student ally is someone who can:
Embrace cultural differences
People are not defined by one identity, but a myriad of identities, cultures and characteristics that can enrich our lives.
Stand up for social justice
We create safer spaces when we take responsibility for what we say, feel, and think and hold others accountable to do the same.
Turn privilege into power
No matter your ethnic, social, or economic background, you hold privileges when you enter certain spaces that can be used to empower others.
Things that we’re exposed to shape what we see and what we don’t. Our life experience impacts our interpretation of the world.
Practice empathic listening
Be considerate of what others say and be willing to see the world through their eyes.
Build bridges not walls
The broader our community, the more likely we are to stand together rather than divided.
ALLYSHIP IS A VERB...
it’s about helping students advocate not only for themselves, but for their peers, and community at large. We believe in the power of one. It takes one student to call out a bully, one student to call out hateful speech, and one student to help someone in need.