The Huntington Anti BiasTask Force and the Suffolk Y JCC recently brought Elwood-John H. Glenn High School students together through the Social Justice Ambassadors Program. School social worker Joanna Sepp and foreign language teacher Alessia Franco vetted select students to participate in six meetings that would empower them with the tools and knowledge they needed to be leaders and ambassadors of justice in their school. Students from the Harborfields, Huntington and South Huntington school districts also participated.
The ambassadors gathered for the meetings at the Suffolk Y JCC in Commack, exploring topics such as bias, resources and strategies to combat bias and inequality, and worked collaboratively to develop a project to share their knowledge with their school. Guest speaker and Holocaust survivor Werner Reich, ERASE Racism’s Nicole Grennan and community activist Joselo Lucero also addressed the students in attendance.
“Our students have decided to turnkey what they learned and present it to the students at the elementary schools and the middle school,” Sepp said. “The students are working on tailoring the presentations to the age groups and hope to be ready to roll it out in the fall of 2022.”