The Network for Social Justice’s Schools & Youth Committee seeks to broaden acceptance for diversity and equity in Winchester Public Schools. We accomplish our work by building a strong base of teachers, parents, and students in an effort to generate a culture change towards inclusion in schools and the town as a whole.
- Empowering parents to better guide their children around social and racial justice issues
- Aligning with the Winchester Public School’s vision and mission
- Building relationships with parents’ associations, school committees and other nonprofits to share best practices
- Support all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies by providing resources and programming to local organizations, schools and community members that build knowledge around LGBTQIA+ issues.
Since launching in Summer of 2020, our intern program has filled 49 slots for high school students interested in community organizing and social justice advocacy.
- Queer Hang space in Lexington
- EPIC Melrose support space for LGBTQIA youth and parents
- NAGLY (North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ Youth)
- January 2022 Parent Circle Presentation by Winchester School Committee members
- Social Justice Teaching Resources for Distance Learning handout
- Teaching Thanksgiving in a Socially Responsible Way handout
- Teaching Martin Luther King, Jr Day with Social Justice Standards Grades K-5 handout
- Teaching Martin Luther King, Jr Day with Social Justice Standards Grades 6-12 handout
- Discussing LGBTQIA+ Inclusion handout
If you have a child currently attending a Winchester Public School, or plan to attend a Winchester Public School in the future, and are interested in how social justice themes are incorporated in the curriculum, please consider joining the School & Youth Committee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out this form and someone from the Network will get back to you.