Springs Students making change as Diversity Ambassadors

On September 26th, the Springs School Diversity Ambassadors attended WE Day at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  WE Day is the premier event for the WE Movement......which celebrates young people who come together to make a positive social change in our communities and around the world.  Our students were invited to attend based on their commitment to cultural awareness and the promotion of tolerance through the Diversity Ambassador Program.  

Described as "the Olympics for change-makers" and the "Academy Awards for real people who are making a difference,"  WE Day is live streamed around the globe and features world-famous speakers and performers who inspire with messages of empathy, action and change. Some of the notable guests at this year's event were activists Martin Luther King III, Princess Beatrice of York,  Ndaba Mendela (grandson of Nelson Mandela), Juan Manuel Santos (former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize winner), Sophie Trudeau (First Lady of Canada), NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Team USA gymnast Laurie Hernandez, David Robinson (grandson of Jackie Robinson), RJ Palacio (author of Wonder), Jacob Tremblay (star of Wonder the movie), and actors/performers Sarah Michelle Gellar, Darren Criss, NAS, Sophia Carson, Jordan Smith, Jenna Ortega and Skai Jackson.

In addition to celebrity guests, kids from across the country shared personal stories of struggle, strength, activism and service learning travel.  The Springs School Diversity Ambassadors were inspired beyond words, and look forward to sharing what they learned with our school community!