Missions in Progress at Winn

Here’s what the courageous leaders of Winn Elementary are up to:
The team focused on animal abuse is working on petitions and a website to raise awareness about the issue.   They also recorded this amazing song!
The team that chose the topic of rape is also working on a website to raise awareness, and maybe even as a place for people can go to seek help. The group also has been talking about how to change the mindset that allows this problem to happen.
The team focusing on child abuse is working on a play to let students in the school know how to get help if they’re victims of abuse.
The team who wants to end bullying is working on posters to put around the school.
They wrote an amazing song to inspire all the young courageous leaders out there!  You can listen to it here!  They’ve got some important words of encouragement for you to hear in English and Spanish too.
Keep safe out there, Agents.  Remember that kids can call Lifeworks at (512) 735-2400 for help if you’re in a crisis situation, or SafePlace at (512) 267-7233 for help with anyone facing domestic violence, abuse, or rape.

Missions in Progress at Linder

We’ve just got some exciting updates from the agents at Linder Elementary!
The team working to help people with serious illnesses like cancer are working on a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The fundraiser will most likely be a game day, and they will invite families to come and play games and raise money.
The team who wants to end deportation of loved ones decided that writing letters was the best action to take. Some students chose to write letters to the government, and others decided to write to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The team working to end animal abuse is making a song and video to encourage people to treat animals fairly.
The team focused on gas prices also decided to work on a YouTube video about the issue.
The team who is concerned about gun violence wrote letters to Senator Cruz asking for stricter gun control laws, particularly on background checks.   You can hear more about their mission, in their own words, here!
You can also hear about courageous leaders of Linder’s ideas about ending poverty in their own words here!

Missions in Progress at Rodriguez

Here’s what the courageous leaders of Rodriguez Elementary have been working on since their Courage in Actin training ended:
A team concerned about the messages in Donald Trump’s speeches started making posters encouraging equal treatment for all people.
The team focused on the treatment of immigrants in detention centers worked on writing letters to Immigration and Customs Enforcement asking for better treatment of everyone in the facilities, and to let people free to stay in this country.
The Natural Disasters team and Hunger/ Homelessness team realized that they had similar goals for the action they had decided on. They were both working toward food and clothing drives to help people affected by all of these things, so they decided to work together toward a food drive.
Way to go, Agents!

Missions in Progress at Gullett

To all you agents out there – here’s an update on what some of the courageous leaders at Gullett are working on:

The team focusing on mass shootings  put up posters around their school. They’ve also continued writing petitions and letters to the government asking for stricter gun control.

The team focusing on animal cruelty made posters, and they are working on a fundraiser for local shelters.
The team who wants to stop terrorism is focusing on first learning more about the issues related to the problem before diving into action!
The Environment team organized with other students to pick up trash during the last 5 minutes of recess. This was successful for a little while, but they lost steam, especially after the winter break. They also recognized that while they had been picking up trash, others were still littering so it didn’t feel like they were making a huge difference. They decided to make posters encouraging people to stop littering, and spreading the message to others to help pick up trash during the last 5 minutes of recess.   Great evaluation of your success and trying again, Team Environment!