Middle School Students Participate in Action Groups!

Posted by Monica Crowley on 3/18/2019 7:00:00 AM


This post shares about three exciting action groups that are taking place in the middle school.  If your middle school child is interested in joining, please have them contact the facilitators below.

The Lawrence Climate Action Team

The Lawrence Climate Action Team is a group of students from grades 6-8 who meet once a week to engage with the youth climate movement. Students come with a wide range of interests and background knowledge, but all have one thing in common: they want to take action to help solve the climate crisis. Current actions include organizing a Lawrence event for Family International Night, and participating in a campaign to ask the Brookline Select Board to pass a resolution calling for bold action to fight climate change. Meetings are on Thursdays from 2:45 - 3:45 in room 145, and are advised by 4th grade teacher Justin Brown.

GSA Club-Grades 7 and 8

GSA is a student-led group which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, discuss issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, and work to end harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ students. Three typical functions of a GSA include providing support, building community and taking action to create change within the school. The major focus of this group is being an ally and how to support others in being allies as well.  They meet in Ms. Hollander's room during lunch on Wednesdays.  Advisors are Ms. Hollander and Mr. Keser.

Youth Service Group-Created and Facilitated by Students

Students come together to identify problems in the community.  They can gain real world experience while at the same time helping the community and those in need. They meet in Mr. Porter's room, Wednesday after school.