Middle schoolers are Locos for Local
The efforts are from a group called Locos for Local, which English teacher Mrs. Luckie created to give middle school students ways to make a difference. Students form small groups and take on projects to create some kind of change.
Among some recent projects:
- A team took on the issue of fast fashion and prepared a presentation for Town Hall, urging their fellow students to not buy clothes from fast fashion stores because these stores underpay garment workers and create waste that harms the environment.
- A duo prepared a flyer that they posted around campus urging their fellow students to look for Fair Trade certifications on products, especially chocolate and coffee.
- Another team prepared a presentation asking their classmates to purchase only cruelty-free cleaning products.
- A duo prepared a presentation supporting the Animal Defense League, and how others can help the nonprofit organization.
These efforts are beginning to make changes. A recent letter from the Locos to Mr. Handmaker prompted the school to switch campus hand sanitizer to a different brand. Already, these young people are learning that they can make changes even here at school.