Welcome, Agents of Presidential Meadows!

Welcome to the CIA, Agents!

In Agent Paz’s class:

One team plans to focus on tackling pollution by organizing regular clean-ups! They also plan to contact and encourage local government to push earth friendly initiatives.
Another team wants to plan a fundraiser for the Manor Hospital! They plan to do research on volunteering there, and want to make get well soon cards for the patients there.

In Clark’s class:

One team wants to spread information and awareness about how to properly care for animals. They also plan to make posters promoting animal adoption. Another team plans to make posters that remind kids that clowns can be good. They’d like to raise awareness about the issues surrounding clown terrorism and remind kids that they don’t need to fear all clowns.

Good luck on your missions!

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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, Agents of Wells Branch!

Wow! We are so excited to have you on board!

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!

Great work Agents!

 

Welcome, Agents of UT Elementary!

Welcome to our first new class of Agents to graduate from Courage in Action training this year!

We’re excited to learn more about your missions:

The Pokémon GO Safety Team plans  to perform a skit and make posters to share with students how to safely play Pokémon Go.

The Ending Police Violence Team plans to do research to learn more about the Austin Police Department, and ways to help everyone stay safe.

The Respect for Immigrants team is planning to share immigrant stories, and write letters to leaders who can make a difference.

The Stop Child Abuse team plans to raise awareness about who young people can reach out to for help if they are being hurt or abused.

Good luck!  Keep in touch!  We look forward to seeing you again when we visit UT Elementary to help you evaluate your success!

Updates from Shadow Glen Agents

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!