Collège Churchill High School

Students at Collège Churchill High School’s Youth for Diversity, or YFD, group struggle to effect long lasting and significant change in the school culture. The school is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The group’s meetings offer many students hope as they pool their leadership, vision, skills, and hands to carry out objectives. The group has existed in various forms over at least five years. Their meetings offer the comfort of shared experiences and challenges, advice, listening ears and new approaches to combat stereotyping and antagonism. YFD has initiated:

  • Powerful poster campaigns
  • Fundraising activities,
  • Guest speakers
  • Gays of action (e.g. Day of Silence)

The school’s staff members have been supportive, allowing YFD members into their classrooms for presentations, display posters and rainbow stickers, and let members miss classes for group activities. Administration has provided them with funding and access to school resources like printing.

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Published by Adam Fletcher

Adam is the founding director of SoundOut. An author, speaker and consultant, he has worked with K-12 schools, districts, nonprofits and others for more than 15 years. Learn more about him at http://soundout.org/Adam

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