Thursday, January 26, 2017

Peer Leaders

The Essex Middle School Peer Leaders are a group of students who actively work to educate their peers on combating bias, prejudice and discrimination by assuming leadership roles to create respectful and inclusive school environments.  They recently wrapped up a series of workshops facilitated to 6th and 7th grade homerooms targeting topics of diversity, identity, and examined bullying and cyberbullying.  The next round of workshops to be held in February will continue to focus on identity and how to combat discrimination by becoming an ally.  The Peer Leaders are completing their first round of workshops with the 8th grade homerooms with topics on bullying, cyberbullying, the many roles people assume in bullying situations with a focus on how to become an ally, and an examination of microaggressions people experience based on their identities.    

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