Morning CircleEach morning, students enjoyed video messages from Aim High educators with jokes, personal anecdotes, words of encouragement and wisdom relating to each of the week’s themes: Community, Connections Wellness, People who Matter and Looking Ahead.
“No matter what the world around you tells you or shows you with their actions remember: YOU MATTER.” Moses Omolade, Aim High educator.
Issues and Choices, Aim High’s adolescent development course, provided a safe space for students to discuss what matters to them: identity, peer pressure, racism and college and career opportunities. Relationships, self-care and community building between peers and educators is a core component of this class, especially this year. As Daryll, one of our rising 8th graders said,“I learned new activities that I did not know before. I also learned about gardening, making a vision board and the purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement.”