One Rebuilder Galvanizes A World of Support
College for Creative Studies senior and organizer Mara Magyarosi was so intrigued when she learned about One Million Bones and the Students Rebuild Challenge that she wanted to share it with a big group that would really benefit from participating. She went to the Henry Ford Academy School for Creative Studies with her idea for a school-wide project and they jumped on the challenge.
Eighteen: That’s how many classrooms participated in the Path Forward Challenge.
Mara participated in the project during an orientation at the College for Creative Studies. “It was an hour and a half and it was great, but I really thought it warranted more time to delve into the issue.”
So here’s how Mara and the teachers at the school dedicated a week of learning, action, and reflection to the challenge:
One day, students partook in a school-wide presentation about the project. The next day, they watched a video by One Million Bones founder Naomi Natale and learned about the beneficiaries of Students Rebuild's work. Throughout the week, students used classroom time to talk about genocide, arts activism, and what causes in their own community could benefit from an approach using education and hands-on action.
See the Students in Action:
Photos courtesy Michael Simari.
Many Henry Ford students have promised to write and share statements about what their participation in the Path Forward challenge means to them. We look forward to sharing those when we receive them, and send an enthusiastic round of applause to Mara and her peers. Well done!
All told, Mara's peers made 1,983 bones. To learn the latest and to gain inspiration from Mara, be sure to read a recent update on her great success here!
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