Team members: Meghan Bhanoo, Amiya Conwell, Cedric Li, Kendall Long, Madison Maynard, Nina Padanilam, Jayla Pleasant, Ms. Hullum (leader), Desiree Smith, Trinity Turk
The Gilmour Academy Civic Engagement Team is a student organization committed to the cultivation and education of inclusive and civic-minded beliefs within the Gilmour community and beyond. Our Justice Leaders are caring, culturally competent and engaged as they strive to inform and empower action toward change in the Gilmour community. Through brave conversations, courageous action and empathetic leadership we hope to uphold Gilmour's mission as we create a more humane and just society.
Members of the Civic Engagement Team recently completed their participation in six self-identity training sessions. These students were asked to take an honest look at themselves as they set out to determine who they are.
The Civic Engagement Team had its first in-person meeting in April and is now busy preparing for their next meeting on May 6. At this meeting, they will be joined by members of the Lancers for Liberty Club to plan to jointly host a “courageous conversation” with the GA community on topics surrounding diversity in race, economics and gender.
Civic Engagement Team meetings are a safe space where students grow together as they enrich themselves in cultural competency and communication skills.