Perspectives Restores Peace on 9/11 with Humanitarian Alison Thompson
PERSPECTIVES RESTORES PEACE ON 9/11 WITH HUMANITARIAN ALISON THOMPSON
Perspectives Charter Schools and humanitarian Alison Thompson are paying tribute to 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks, on Tuesday, September 11, at Perspectives High School of Technology and Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy.
In response to the persistent gun violence on Chicago’s streets, students, teachers, parents and staff at Perspectives are asking “What will we do to restore peace in our communities?” Alison Thompson, humanitarian, volunteer, and globally conscious citizen, will join Perspectives students and community partners in commemorating the 9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service by building and planting a peace garden as a symbol of their commitment to eradicating violence in our communities. Bulbs, donated by the Yellow Tractor Program and with support from Chalet Nursery, will be planted in a safe place where children can nurture hope and peace through gardening.
Thompson will speak to students about the impact that volunteerism has had on her life and will encourage students to volunteer regularly in their community. She has been in the trenches from Ground Zero to Sri Lanka to Haiti and has received medals and awards from across the globe. Her book, The Third Wave, released worldwide by Random House, shares her experiences and the message that ‘everyone is needed’.
A Disciplined Life® is the core curriculum that guides instruction and learning at Perspectives Charter Schools where students, parents, teachers and staff commit to Living A Disciplined Life® by adopting 26 principles that promote character development in line with academic excellence. To learn more about Living A Disciplined Life®, visit: http://www.pcsedu.org.
On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Perspectives is proud to be a part of the national movement in service by creating a space for peace and remembrance. Alison Thompson and Rhonda Hopps, CEO of Perspectives Charter Schools will be available for photos and one-on-one interviews.
Humanitarian, Alison Thompson
Perspectives Charter Schools
Yellow Tractor Program
National 9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service Peace Garden
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Perspectives High School of Technology)
1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy)
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Perspectives High School of Technology
8131 South May Street
Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy
3663 South Wabash Avenue
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