What do we need to give young students information and prompt them to think about their community?
Hi! I'm Danielle, I'm supporting the Peace First team. I also happen to have grown up in the Chicago area! So I love your idea and appreciate that you're starting with learning and awareness as the first step to engaging students. Have you thought about the type of experience that you want students to have? I've generally found that people often become invested in issues through building relationships. So I love changetoday's idea above to connect students from different communities to work together on something. I also wonder if you have any teacher allies in your school who might be willing to work with you on developing a class assignment that encourages students to conduct interviews (and thus build relationships) with community leaders or even students from other communities. Or maybe your school event could model such an interview and then send students out into the community to conduct their own conversations and bring back what they learn to share with others at your school.