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Seniors Bring Awareness to Social Justice Issues in Women As Founders Course

Seniors Bring Awareness to Social Justice Issues in Women As Founders Course

The Women as Founders senior honors course is an opportunity for students to delve deeper into their passions and explore social justice issues. This select group of students works with a team of faculty to create and execute an advocacy project that connects to their own personal passions and interests. The 2021-2022 Women as Founders were (from left) Grace Eckert, Kendall Bocklet, Sydney Okeke, Liz Dolich, Ellie Devine, Sarah Powell, and Amilyn Thomas (not pictured), with Mrs. Katie Kennedy (former Theology teacher), who guided the students through the course. 

Their projects were varied and complex, including Sarah Powell’s “Pedaling Against PTSD," a Cyclebar fundraiser supporting K9s for Warriors (providing service dogs to veterans coping with PTSD); Sydney Okeke’s efforts went to destigmatizing menstrual health and work for menstrual equity, in partnership with The Spot in Germantown; and Kendall Bocklet’s work was with Souls Shot to raise awareness about gun violence in the Philadelphia area and to memorialize those who have been victims of gun violence.