During Respect for All Week, The South Bronx Academy for Applied Media and Partnership with Children worked together to build upon a school culture of mutual support and respect that the school promotes throughout the school year. During RFA week, the school held full classroom workshops that delved deeper into themes of respect for all people. Partnership with Children social workers facilitated several classroom workshops regarding respect for others within the classroom environment and at home. PWC social workers helped scholars explore some of the rules and expectations they have at home, and how they respect their family members and bring those values into the school. Scholars then worked in small groups to create their own “countries” with their own rules/laws that citizens would have to abide while interacting positively with each other to keep social order. Scholars also created “Feel Good Cards” which described certain qualities they respect about another scholar in their class. Scholars shared with the entire class their thoughts on their cards that they developed.
This story is part of a series to promote the ongoing school-based programs and activities through the Respect For All initiative.