Sara Berkowitz shares the experiences of students from the week long event at WHS.
Thursday, March 21
“Welcome to SPEAK Week!” exclaimed Watertown Youth Coalition Peer Leaders on Monday morning, March 11th. For the second year in a row, the Watertown Youth Coalition (WYC) Peer Leaders have teamed up with WHS Armenian Club, International Club and Gay-Straight Alliance to allow the school community to Share Personal Experiences and Knowledge (SPEAK). Peer Leader Zac highlighted the importance of SPEAK week by saying that “it shows how diverse our school is in a really great way.” International club members Amira, Farah and Amir said they like SPEAK week because “it is good for the school to learn about other cultures and languages.” Their advisor and teacher Nyssa Patten elaborated with, “SPEAK week provides an opportunity for many groups …
The revamped Diversity Week features activities, speakers and a collaborative art project.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The following release was sent out by the Watertown Youth Coalition: The Watertown High School (WHS) and Watertown Youth Coalition (WYC) are pairing up for one of their annual events, with a twist: SPEAK Week. Formerly known as Diversity Week, SPEAK Week promotes Sharing Personal Experiences and Knowledge and will run at the high school from March 26-March 30. The week is designed to give the Watertown High community the opportunity to SPEAK (Share Personal Experiences and Knowledge), with the overall goal to enhance a welcoming school climate. Multiple activities and speakers are scheduled to come to the school, organized by the Watertown Youth Coalition Peer Leaders (a program run through the Wayside Multi-Service Center), in …