In Agent McGuire’s class, the animal endangerment team decided to bake treats to sell, and give the funds raised to Austin Pets Alive. The pollution team plans to rally a team of people to ride bikes to the river and pick up trash.
In Agent Rackowitz’s class, the pollution team decided to do a fundraiser to raise money for equipment to pick up trash. Once the trash has been collected, they plan to make sculptures out of the found materials. The animal endangerment team would like to work with the administration to organize a trip to the zoo in order to educate students about habitat destruction and animal abuse. They also plan to make bracelets and donate the funds to Austin Pets Alive!
We hope that the Agents in Agent McGuire’s class will team up with the Agents in Agent Rackowitz’s class, since both classes plan to pick up trash and tackle the issue of pollution, and raise money and donate to Austin Pets Alive!
At Wells Branch, Team Climate Change is planning to host a fundraiser to buy solar panels for their school, and to petition the importance of solar panels. We can’t wait to hear how your fundraiser goes!
Team Anti-racism is planning to create an educational video on racism and screen the video at school. We are really looking forward to seeing that video!
In Agent McCorkle’s class, the team focused on Racism is already getting started on a YouTube video about the messages they dislike coming from the campaign of Donald Trump! You can hear some of their ideas about what they dislike, and what they want instead here.
The team focused on Violence started writing very thoughtful letters to the state senate asking for more gun control.
We’re inspired to see your progress on your missions, Agents!
We can’t wait to hear more about how your missions are going!
In Agent Bowe’s class, the Homelessness Team is organizing to collect donations for a local shelter. The Disease Team is recruiting volunteers to organize a fundraiser to make care packages for sick children.
In Agent Brown’s class, The Donald Trump team is developing an infomercial stressing positivity and inclusion. The Animal Cruelty Team is recruiting volunteers to help run a fundraiser to help a local humane animal shelter.
In Agent McCorkle’s class, a team focused on Racism is excited to make YouTube videos, Instagram posts, and letters to Donald Trump about stopping racism. The team focused on Violence hopes to research who makes laws about gun control, and write letters to them about helping to stop gun violence.
In Agent Garcia’s class, another team dedicated to stopping Racism plans to talk to the counselor about creating a “No Place for Racism” club at Shadow Glen Elementary. The team dedicated to stopping Abuse wants to make posters and organize a march to raise awareness about many different kinds of abuse.
One year ago, we had the privilege of training yet another class of Courage in Action Agents at Austin Peace Academy. When we visited to train a new unit this year, we were so thrilled when Agent Garcia told us that last year’s class has had some outstanding success! They were very concerned that their school did not have a Physical Education Teacher. So, the Agents rallied, started a petition, and convinced the school to hire a PE Teacher! Way to 1) Recognize a Problem and Imagine Solutions, 2) Assemble a Team and Make Plans, 3) Take Action, and 4) Evaluate Your Success and Try Again! It appears your mission was extremely successful! We hope you are now fully activated and using your knowledge as Agents to try using the Four Steps to becoming a courageous leader again and again and again!
Here’s what the new Ridgetop Agents in Agent Yanes’ class are planning:
The Global Warming Team intends to organize daily practical pollution solutions on their campus. And on a national level, they are researching youth organizations who are taking action against governments who have ignored the causes and effects of climate change.
The Child Abuse Team believes they can make a difference in young victims’ lives by spending quality, fun time with them. They intend to research organizations and put together a field trip to volunteer.