ADSB Students are Social Changemakers

ADSB students from eight of our Secondary schools took part in Social Changemakers.

Social Changemakers programs aim to inspire and provide youth with the skills needed to create social change in their schools and community. Through this model students across Ontario are taking action to ensure they are helping to challenge social norms and create a positive school climate.

This spring seventy-six ADSB students from eight of our Secondary schools took part in a Social Changemakers event in Sault Ste. Mare. Working with facilitators, the students (along with students from Huron-Superior CDSB) were introduced to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and worked on their abilities to take on leadership roles for social change. The session allowed students to increase their awareness of prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination and bullying; explore concepts of power and privilege; reflect on the role of the media in our society; and take leadership for safer and more inclusive schools and communities. By the end of the training, our students had gained the tools to create an action plan for change within their school community.