This past Tuesday we asked our scholars to move out of their comfort zone at lunch and meet someone new. It may seem like a small act, but in surveys conducted by Teaching Tolerance, students identified the cafeteria as the place where divisions between social circles are most clearly drawn. At BVP, diversity is an organizational priority and we take pride in having built an educational environment where peers can come together across lines of difference. So, when we learned about Teaching Tolerance’s national campaign for Mix it Up at Lunch Day we were excited to participate.
After having scholars participate, we asked them to share what they thought of the experience and why they thought it was important. Here’s what they had to share:
“It’s good because we are making new friends.” -Janiya, 2nd grader
Our scholars truly had a great time expanding upon their circle of friends. To learn more about Teaching Tolerance and their Mix it Up at Lunch Day national campaign, click here.