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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
We’re so excited about all the brand new missions initiated at Linder Elementary!
In Agent Carrizalez’ class, the “Peace to the World” team plans on creating a group letter to end gun violence that they hope to mail to lawmakers. There’s also a group of new agents hoping to march to end hunger and poverty.
In Agent Aguilar’s class, one team wants to write letters, start a petition, and march to end the deportation of loved ones. Another team wants to create a fundraiser to help cure diseases like cancer and asthma.
In Agent Muneer’s class, there’s a team of new agents eager to help stop animal abuse by creating a club that will pass out flyers and maybe even create a website. There’s also a team hoping to boycott gasoline and use other forms of transportation as a form of protest against high gas prices.
In Agent Thomas’ class, the agents have decided to help stop pollution by making signs and announcements to spread their message; another group is excited to help end world hunger through a food drive.
In Agent Shirey’s class, one group of agents wants to help stop animal abuse by starting a boycott of companies who do product testing on animals; they plan to research what companies do this first, and then make posters and signs to spread the word of the boycott. Another group wants to speak out against the racism and intolerance they’ve identified in Donald Trump’s public statements. They’ll begin by pledging to make their own school welcome to everyone as part of the No Place for Hate wall and presentation, and will make posters and signs as well.
In Agent Olivares’ class, the agents want to do a fundraiser to help end poverty. They plan to research organizations who help with this cause, and are hoping to find adult sponsors and corporate sponsors to help them. Another group also wants to speak out against the racism and intolerance they’ve identified in Donald Trump’s campaign, and they started working on posters and signs.
Agent Perez’ class chose the topics of deforestation and pollution during their CIA training. Since both groups have similar goals, they decided to work together to write letters to the government asking for better laws to protect the environment, particularly regarding deforestation and emissions from factories.
In Agent Herbst’s class, Team End Homelessness is working on creating care packages to give to homeless people. Team End Racism is working to create a play that raises awareness of some of the issues they’re concerned about, and how we can work together to solve them.
In Agent Garvey’s class, Team End World Hunger is working to start a food drive at their school. They also learned more about what organizations in the area are working to alleviate hunger, and how they can join those organizations to help. Team End Animal Abuse is working on a video that raises awareness and shows teaches how to be a responsible pet owner. They’re hoping to collaborate with Austin Pets Alive! to see if they can go there to get footage of the animals.
Congratulations, Agents! You’re making great progress! We’re proud of you! Remember to keep evaluating your success and trying again and again and again!