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CCSD In the News
When Eaglecrest High School created Brotherhood, a club for young Black men, it was conceived as a safe space for students to connect and support each other. This year, the group has begun to re-imagine what a safe space for students should look like.
For the first year, Eaglecrest students participated in the annual Black American Experience panel and shared some of their live experience with colorism and racism.
Two Eaglecrest High School students have been honored by a local magazine as “Young Trailblazers.” Sophomore Jakye Nunley and senior Rachael Europe were featured in a recent edition of “My Black Colorado magazine” that highlighted local Black youth. Both students expressed humility and gratitude for the opportunity, and said they hope other young students will also be inspired to serve their community.
Former Denver mayor, U.S. Energy and Transportation Secretary Federico Peña shares wisdom with Thunder Ridge students
Speaking to the group of Thunder Ridge Middle School students via Teams a few months ago, Peña detailed the course of his life and his varied career in public service. He stressed a message of hard work, focus and resilience to the students in Keily Evans' Spanish class.
Fourth- and fifth-graders at Pine Ridge Elementary recently harnessed the power of art to address questions about social justice, racial equality and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ochsner, E. (Oct.23, 2020). Iman Jodeh [Photograph]. The Colorado Sun. https://coloradosun.com/2020/10/23/iman-jodeh-colorado-muslim-lawmaker/?fbclid=IwAR3qciXOFhwmUWZOu5FkdSFU_zPqpBgOmz0YY_dEhrRY7p8FOSpUdk7bFU4
The Colorado Sun features Overland High School Alum Iman Jodeh in "Iman Jodeh, a community activist and educator, is poised to become Colorado's first Muslim lawmaker".