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High school students to spend summer identifying social justice issues.

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GR Initiative for Leaders teaches their new ACTIVATE curriculum.
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GR Initiative for Leaders teaches their new ACTIVATE curriculum.

GRAND RAPIDS’ HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SPEND THEIR SUMMER IDENTIFYING SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES IN THE CITY.

The discussion process.

The discussion process. /Photos courtesy of GRIL

Tall Turf Ministry teens

Tall Turf Ministry teens /Photo courtesy of GRIL

This summer coaches from GR Initiative for Leaders have been teaching their recently written ACTIVATE curriculum to High School students from Camp Tall Turf and Madison Square Church.  GRIL’s ACTIVATE social justice curriculum challenges students to identify injustices in the city and equips them with tools and strategies that they will then use for positive impact in the areas they’ve identified. Some of the areas they are looking at are housing, education and race. This hand’s on learning experience creates both awareness and a positive peer culture for students to be challenged and to have success in creating community awareness about identified social justice issues. Look for more updates as students move forward in identifying and researching areas of interest this summer.

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