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 Initiated at Joslin Elementary

Welcome, Joslin Agents!

In Agent Cotera’s class:

The Bullying Team plans to convince the Counselor to sponsor a march to encourage fellow students to be courageous bystanders.

The Immigration Team plans to film a YouTube video encouraging support for respectful treatment of undocumented immigrant families.

In Agent Ambrose’s class:

The Homelessness team intends to research an organization that will accept the canned goods they gather from their community.

The Disease team is planning on convincing the Counselor to help research and plan a way to collect appropriate donations for young Cancer patients at Dell Children’s Hospital.

Welcome, Brentwood Agents!

Welcome, Agents of Brentwood Elementary!

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.

More Missions Initiated at Rodriguez Elementary

There are so many ambitious missions underway at Rodriguez Elementary!

Agent O’Keefe’s class is taking action to support immigrant communities in a number of ways.  One group wants to end immigrant detention, and they plan to write letters to women on hunger strike in a detention center nearby, and also to Immigration and Customs Enforcement asking them to stop detaining immigrants.  Another group of new agents in Agent O’Keefe’s class is making plans to fight against racism against immigrants among politicians.

In Agent Severino’s class, one group of agents is going to join forces with the leadership of Rodriguez Elementary, since they’re already collecting donations of food, hygiene items, clothes, and more for those who were affected by the recent floods. The students will help try to boost those donations.  Another group focused on fighting hunger learned from their teacher that the school also has a food pantry where families can come weekly if they need assistance. Since the agents weren’t aware of it, they thought other students might not be either. So, they’re making posters and a statement during morning announcements to let people know it’s available. The idea of a food drive was new to them, and they talked about running a food drive for the school’s food pantry.