Global Issues Conference

Last week, an important meeting of the minds took place in the cafeteria. Grade 6 “delegates” represented selected NGOs at our Global Issues Conference. Their informative displays shared NGO mandates and connections to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN’s Millennium Goals.
Each delegate had $100 (in “Crestwood currency”) to donate at the end of the conference. Students grappled with the real-world conundrum of only being able to support a limited number of initiatives in the face of great global need.
Teachers were very impressed by the professionalism of the delegates and the thoughtful process behind their donation decisions.
-Kristin Campbell & Jennifer Krashinsky