In Keystone, students will explore race, culture and identity. This elective is for students who are open to exploring their own world view and hearing multiple
perspectives. Student leaders in this course will use critical thinking and communication to engage in deep conversations about racial injustice in society, and take action to spark change. Just as the “keystone” supports the entire archway, the leadership experiences students have in this class will support their life as a whole.
Here are some examples of student actions they took in the 2020-21 school year:
- One student made posters to hang around the school to raise awareness about BLM and LGBTQ+ rights
- One student wrote a letter to Governor Walz about homelessness
- One student posted on Instagram about body positivity
- One group taught an Advisory lesson to 6th, 7th, ad 8th grade classes about privilege and discrimination
- One student taught a lesson to Keystone about the wage gap and employment discrimination
- One group taught a lesson to our Keystone class about consent and reducing assault
- One large group planned a student-led walkout rally about Inclusivity, and wrote speeches about various topics that were student generated. They had SLP Echo media coverage, staff supervision, and a live stream for Cohort C prepared!
Click here to read a story in the Sun Sailor about the Keystone program.