Doing Science! Ethnography of the Crisis

Turning young people into their own ethnographic investigators. Giving them a few tools to document what’s happening around them in these uncertain times, and come together to try and understand it.

In this class, young people learn to think about themselves as social scientists. We will talk about what it means to create an archive of the present–exploring how what’s happening is affecting their communities. It also teaches them the value of history, and how they can play a part in creating an archive of the present, for future generations. (Levels 6-8, 9-12)

with Shamus Khan

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Women and Political Movements in America

Students will learn and discuss the ventures of women of color during different political movements.

In the first class, students will learn about women of color who lead the women’s suffrage movement in the US. We will read some of their writing and discuss their lives. The next class we’ll talk about women in the climate change and environmental justice movements and their writing, social media presences, and speeches. The final two classes, students will vote on what movements they want to talk about and curriculum will be shaped around their responses.

*Please register for both Tuesday and Friday classes (April 14, 17, 21, and 24). These are the dates for the same section of the course. Each section meets 4 times. The course has 4 sessions over the span of 2 weeks.

with Morgan Soudry

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Born to Lead and to Mess Up

This is a 2 part course dedicated to leadership, communication, and how to get involved to build confidence and leadership opportunities.

First-class: Students will hear Rayna’s leadership journey from her teenage years all the way up to starting her own business at 28 years old. Students will learn the significance of learning your own personal and family story. Students will walk out with the tools to find mentors, enhance networking and carrying on conversations.

Homework: Students will be asked to interview family members and share in the following class.

Class two: Students share their stories and learn how to identify their skills and gifts. Teens will be challenged on how to apply those gifts to the causes they care about.

Homework: Students will walk away with a worksheet they can use throughout their leadership journey for getting involved and chasing their passions.

Who is Rayna Rose? I have personally mentored over 100 high school students professionally and have spoken to over 100,000 people in the last decade. I support leaders who want to increase their confidence through social impact and conversation. I am passionate about people leveraging their skills and talents to make a difference in the world therein empowering themselves.

My goal for the students is to learn their family and personal stories and how to share them to motivate themselves. The students will be challenged to think about their dreams and gain empathy for others. In addition to my education and career background, I am fun and very animated and passionate when I speak.

*Please note that classes on Monday are Part 1 and classes on Friday are Part 2*

with Rayna Rose Exelbierd

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