PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

Grade 5 Human Rights Social Activism BAKE SALE on Wednesday + Friday!


FIFTH GRADE BAKE SALE this WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY (during lunch for K-6th and at Seth Low for 7th-8th) Bring money to purchase kid-made baked goods! All proceeds will go to causes and issues that matter to us, that we care about , that we will continue to bring knowledge, awareness  and action on because we are change makers, influencers, kid activists who believe in dignity, respect, rights and a better world FOR ALL PEOPLE (the way you look, your culture, your race, your religion, your level of education, your profession, your identity, where you come from NONE of that matters. All that matters is that we stand up for each other, together, for for ALL people, for ALL human’s rights, for ALL to be treated equally, fairly, with respect, dignity and justice. We will donate ALL proceeds to MENTAL HEALTH/WELLNESS organizations and LQBTQ+ organizations. We believe in the power of knowledge, the power of awareness, the power of service, the power of diversity and unity, the power of education, and the power of children!

Here are social issues that we, 5th grade Humanitarians brainstormed, really care about and are bringing awareness/knowledge of into K-6 Classrooms school-wide and taking action on!

  1. Gender Stereotypes/Sexism/Gender Equality
  2. Animal Cruelty
  3. Racial Equality
  4. Global Warming/Climate Change
  5. Air Pollution/Ocean Pollution/Overfishing
  6. Cyberbullying
  7. Worker’s Rights
  8. Children’s Rights
  9. Gun Control/School Safety
  10. Access to Education and Educational Resources for all
  11. Poverty/Hunger
  12. Mental Health/Mental Wellness
  13. LGBTQ+
  14. Deforestation
  15. Climate Change/Global Warming
  16. Multiculturalism/Cultural Diversity

Please remember to send your child in with $1 on Wednesday or Friday of this week.

Many thanks, for continuing to be a Global Citizen of BSI and beyond, and for your continued commitment to service learning, progressive education and commitment to ALL children at BSI.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr. Seuss

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.  – Martin Luther King Jr.

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