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 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!

Welcome, Agents of Shadow Glen!

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.

Welcome, Agents of Perez Elementary!

What inspiring missions you’ve initiated!  Bravo!
In Agent Linnell’s class:
The Bullying Team has started a petition to gather support for having a ‘March for Kindness.’
The Too Short Recess Team has written a formal letter to request more recess time which, they argue, will improve their focus and ability to learn and collaborate during class.
In Agent Kenny’s class:
The Pollution Team aims to become organized and start a club to help their community. They’ve taken action already by creating posters to recruit more members.
The Racism Team plans to talk with the Counselor about organizing a ‘No Place For Hate March.’ They’ve already come up with catch phrases to inspire unity!
Keep in touch, and let us know how your missions go!
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Welcome, Agents of Perez Elementary!

In Agent Piña’s class:

  • The Hunger Team is organizing a club to start plans on building a community garden.
  • The Racism Team is planning to meet with the counselor to organize a ‘No Place for Hate’ March. They also made their voices heard by writing letters to President Obama.

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In Agent Behnke’s class:

  • The Child Abuse Team is focused on researching organizations who help victims find a safe place to express their trauma.
  • The Animal Cruelty Team is planning an Animal Safety Advice Column to be read weekly on morning announcements.

Great work, Agents!

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!

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.