GEMS Selected by EL Education for a Year-Long Initiative

During this expedition, seventh grade students will grapple with what it means to have courageous conversations across cultural differences, working to create positive dialogue in a city struggling with the turbulent aftermath of an African-American young man shot by police. Their work will include historical studies of race and civil rights and current research in the community. Through interviews and photojournalism, they hope to bring together city council members, clergy, police, and citizens for positive and restorative dialogue.

Contributing to a better world is the norm at more than 150 EL Education public schools across the country, where academics are joined to character and service. This new initiative, supported by the generosity of the Einhorn Foundation, documents examples of these types of projects to be used as models for all schools. These model projects and hundreds more will be shared across the country on Friday, May 4th, 2018: the first national EL Education Better World Day.

Created in celebration of EL Education’s 25 years of transforming classrooms across the country, the Better World Project showcases student projects that are making positive change in their communities and the world.  Twenty-six projects from EL Education schools have been selected as part of this initiative.

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