By now, we hope you know very well that we have a website designed to inform and support the Hillcrest community. We post fairly regularly, with an emphasis on bringing attention to ways we can call out inequity in our school and community, as well as how we can try to support vulnerable members of our community. In March, we asked you to become more acquainted with our site by participating in a virtual scavenger hunt to complete four tasks:
- Task 1: March is Women’s History Month! Did you know that there are all kinds of ways to learn about amazing women, both contemporary and in history? Explore our site and pick one. Then send us a a sentence or two summarizing what you learned.
- Task 2: Sometimes, we all need a little help. Whether it’s for yourself or for a friend, you can check our website for some great resources about dealing with many of the issues and obstacles young people struggle with. Explore our site to discover one resource that interests you. Investigate that resource, then write down a sentence or two summarizing what you learned.
- Task 3: When people talk about activism, the word “intersectionality” sometimes gets used. Basically, “intersectionality” is a big word that means “something that falls into more than one category.” So, Mae Jemison is an important figure just because she’s a Black astronaut, and just because she’s a female engineer, but because she’s all those things we can understand her contributions through many different lenses. Click around our site and find three more examples of people’s whose experiences and contributions are important to multiple communities or identities. Then, write a sentence or three summarizing what you learned about intersectionality.
- Task 4: We’re always looking to do more, and be better. Now that you’ve had some time to familiarize yourself with our site, what else would you like to see? How else can we be helping our school and community? Share a thought or two, and let us know if it’s OK to get in touch with you if we’d like to hear more.
Once you have answers for all four challenges, send us an email with everything you learned from, and thought about, our site. We can’t wait to hear from you!
And hurry! Everyone who successfully complete all four tasks by the end of March will be entered to win a gift certificate to Catonsville’s own Better World Imaginarium.