Welcome, Agents of Widén!!

In Agent Bryant and Schell’s Class, Team Animal Abuse wants to research where to volunteer and donate money to help abused animals. Team Homelessness plans to gather supplies to help the homeless and research where to volunteer.
In Agent Peavy and Schell’s Class, Team Uniforms wants to take surveys from students about whether or not they want uniforms. They plan to present the results to the principal. Team Homelessness plans to collect donations for the homeless by having a fundraiser. Just like Agent Bryant’s Team Homelessness, they would like to research where to volunteer and donate. Maybe the two teams can join forces to research the issue of homelessness.

WAY TO GO AGENTS!!   We can’t wait to hear how your missions go!

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Welcome, Agents of Gullett!

Welcome to the Courage in Action Agency, newest graduates from Gullett!

In Agent Austrum’s class, a team focused on Pollution/Global Warming wants to research organizations to donate to, and write articles for their newspaper about how to make picking up trash cool. A team focused on Animal Abuse plans to create a task force wherein the students find dog fighting rings through the Internet and ask adults to report them to the authorities. They’d also like to research what kind of information is provided to pet owners upon adopting a pet so that the education can be supplemented as needed.

In Agent DeAtley’s class, Team Women’s Rights plans to encourage women and girls they know to follow their dreams, whether it be trying out for a sports team, pursuing sciences, or anything! They also plan to listen to the women around them to support the notion that women are trustworthy, regardless of circumstance AND turn the phrase “like a girl” on its head by using it as a compliment or asking people to explain what they mean if they hear it used as an insult. Team  Anti- Terrorism want to do more research and meet at lunch to share findings and write letters.

Way to go Agents! We’re looking forward to hearing more about your missions!

 

Welcome, MORE Agents of Shadow Glen!

Welcome, Agents of Shadow Glen Elementary!

In Agent Lewis’ class, team anti-racism has decided to have more conversations about race and do ongoing research on inspiring celebrities who use their voice to fight racism. Team anti-sexism has plans to make posters to raise awareness, and to “be the change,” inspiring people to not judge others based on their gender.

In Agent Nobles’ class, one group of agents wants to tackle the issue of violence by promoting peace through a team called the Freedom Fighters. They also plan to organize a clothing swap in order to share styles and eliminate jealousy. Another group of agents made posters (below)  to share positive views about differences. They plan to make an announcement to their school about what to do in the face of racism.

Way to go Agents!

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Welcome, Agents of Shadow Glen!

Welcome to the Courage in Action Agency, newest graduates from Shadow Glen!

In Agent Kimbrell’s class, a team focused on racism is excited to create posters and make announcements with a positive message.  The team focused on bullying promised to befriend one new person a day. They also plan to poster their school with messages of respect and friendship and to spread the hashtag #bullybusters, which is also the proposed name of their after school anti-bullying club.

In Agent Garcia’s class, another team dedicated to the issue of bullying plans to ask the principal if they can use one of their daily morning assemblies to discuss how bullying has affected their lives and talk to the counselor about recruiting students to join their chapter of No Place for Hate.  The team focused on hunger, aka: The Helpful Hunger Hawks, wants to do more research to find out how to volunteer for Caritas and prepare food for hungry people.

We’re looking forward to hearing more about your missions!

 

Welcome, Agents of Mathews!

Welcome to the CIA, Agents of Mathews Elementary!

We can’t wait to hear how your missions go.

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!

 

Welcome Ridgetop Agents!

Welcome to the CIA, Agents!

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.

Amazing work, Widen Agents!

Agents of Widen, we are so proud of you!  

Agent 89 just radioed in with the news that you put on a dance show to raise money for a teacher in need, and you raised $2,000!  That’s incredible!

 

We knew you were amazing, extremely courageous young people even before we met you, and we only hope that your Courage in Action training helped you to Step One: Recognize a Problem and Imagine Solutions, Step Two: Assemble a Team and Make Plans, Step Three: Take Action, Step Four: Evaluate Success and Try Again, and most importantly, Lead Courageously!