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 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.
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!