#IAmForChange–Discussions in the Classroom

Discussions in the Classroom By Benedict Ogley, a student My AP Human Geography class was one of the most formative classes I’ve had in my education thus far. The highlight of my time in the class was definitely my teacher, Mr. Hildenbrand. We went above and beyond the curriculum and had multiple discussions pertaining toContinue reading “#IAmForChange–Discussions in the Classroom”

#IAmForChange — LGBTQIA+ Individuals in History: Their Stories Matter

LGBTQIA+ Individuals in History: Their Stories Matter By B. Ashman, a student I have taken history classes at NA for many years now, and yet I have not had a single lesson featuring a historical figure or event significant to the LGBTQIA+ community. My history class this year didn’t even mention the Stonewall Riots, anContinue reading “#IAmForChange — LGBTQIA+ Individuals in History: Their Stories Matter”

NA For Change Announces the Second Annual Caravan For Change

One year ago, NA For Change kickstarted their campaign for change by calling attention to issues regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in the community. Their Caravan for Change brought together the community and demonstrated solidarity with the broader efforts to fight the scourge of racism and its effects on communities. Since then, we haveContinue reading “NA For Change Announces the Second Annual Caravan For Change”

NA For Change Releases A Statement Ahead of the May 19th North Allegheny School Board Meeting

We, NA For Change, believe that an inclusive environment leaves no one behind; that analyzing unfiltered history fosters critical thinkers; that being uncomfortable in the classroom fulfills the purpose of an education: to teach students about the world, its people, and their place and future in it. Providing students with a holistic education and analyticalContinue reading “NA For Change Releases A Statement Ahead of the May 19th North Allegheny School Board Meeting”

#IAmForChange—Mental Health in Education: A Growing Problem Going Unaddressed

Mental Health in Education: A Growing Problem Going Unaddressed By S.R. Phobe, student Approximately one in five teenagers today suffers from at least one mental disorder. Young people have higher rates of overall mental illness and severe mental illness than older individuals, with many people having gone so far as to say that Gen ZContinue reading “#IAmForChange—Mental Health in Education: A Growing Problem Going Unaddressed”

#IAmForChange – Disability Justice

Disability Justice By M. Eschenbach, student I am speaking tonight on disability equality/justice. Though this topic stretches far beyond what can be covered in five minutes, I want to give my perspective on the issues affecting the disabled community and implore the district to take action to protect its disabled students.  Society today often excludesContinue reading “#IAmForChange – Disability Justice”

Student-Written AAPI Hate Open Letter to NASD: NA For Change Stands With Authors of Letter and AAPI Community at NA

On March 31, a group of North Allegheny students published an open letter in regard to anti-Asian hate addressed to the North Allegheny School District on behalf of the North Allegheny AAPI community. NA For Change fully supports the sentiment of the letter, and, in an act of solidarity, posts their letter on our website.Continue reading “Student-Written AAPI Hate Open Letter to NASD: NA For Change Stands With Authors of Letter and AAPI Community at NA”

NA for Change Announces Children’s Book Drive Promoting Diverse Literature

NA For Change is holding a book drive to ensure that young readers in the Pittsburgh area have access to books that reflect their own identity and prepare them for life in a diverse world. There is currently a dismal lack of representation in children’s books, with more representation for animals and other non-human charactersContinue reading “NA for Change Announces Children’s Book Drive Promoting Diverse Literature”

#IAmForChange – “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History”: Sexism In Schools and History, and How to Fix It

“Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History”: Sexism In Schools and History, and How to Fix It By S. Guzzi-Graber “Savannah, you throw like a girl…” “You seem mad today? What? Are you on your period?” These are statements many in our school have heard. These statements push us to the margins, demean our athletic accomplishments,Continue reading “#IAmForChange – “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History”: Sexism In Schools and History, and How to Fix It”

Members of NA For Change Coalition Defend Use of the The Hate U Give in High School Classrooms

As a coalition representing a variety of ages, opinions, and creeds, one thing NA For Change resoundingly agrees on is the necessity of the educator’s role in widening the perspective of students’ minds and perceptions by exposing students to challenging discussions–allowing them and educators to navigate nuance and issues of timely relevance in candid ways.Continue reading “Members of NA For Change Coalition Defend Use of the The Hate U Give in High School Classrooms”