Faculty Moderator: Anne Wellnhofer
In an effort to gather together these individual student interest groups that each have activism at the core of what they do, they have met a few times with the Sustainability Club, which works to build awareness of environmental issues and supports school-based projects that contribute to an EcoSchool certification. The umbrella group first met to get a sense of the overlapping issues of interest. Their second meeting focused on choosing a direction to take together. Group members are currently exploring climate justice, Indigenous issues, refugee crises and poverty, and a particular focus on mental health was selected for second term.
The group has also examined some of the research around Generation Z (roughly between 10 and 24 years old), a cohort which tends to be highly aware of and interested in social activism and making a difference for others in areas like human rights, social entrepreneurship, and environmentalism including but also beyond climate change.
“Students are not waiting until they are adults to become changemakers. They also don’t need adults to define their causes or set their direction. Student activism may be the fastest way to make the world a better place.” Anne Wellnhofer, Faculty Advisor
"Student activism is important because even the smallest act can have a significant impact on someone's life." Isaac Khan ’23