MetroWest Jewish Day School Middle School students gathered Thursday morning for an inspirational morning of song, poetry, and art.
Students gathered in front of family, friends, administrators, and community members to raise awareness for various causes they are passionate about. They were dressed in custom made neon shirts adorned with the statements they wished to share with the world. Causes ranged from hunger, to abuse, to bullying, to literacy.
The school, located in Framingham, prides itself on “building confident learners and creative thinkers who are motivated to make a difference.”
For the past several months, students did extensive research on a cause of their choosing, and then worked to express their findings and their importance in a way that they felt was most effective, said Michelle Folickman, the middle school lead teacher.
Some students wrote speeches, others chose to write raps or songs, and some chose to create a music video.
In all cases, the audience was truly moved and inspired, said Folickman.
In addition to hearing from one another, students also heard from two virtual speakers, as well as a live keynote speaker Renee Finn, founder of MetroWest Jewish Day School.
These speakers helped students to see the value of making a statement and chasing their dreams, said Folickman.
With the support from fellow students, families, school faculty, and the community, these students now know that it is up to each and every one of them to make our world a better place. We all look forward seeing and supporting the wonderful things that our students will make happen, concluded Folickman.