After attending the ACTION Student Workshop in Florida, Iona Prep’s students returned back to school invigorated and full of new ideas. Inspired by the advocacy ideas of their brothers and sisters from other ERCBNA Network schools, Iona Prep students Jordon Gyapong, Angelo DelToro and Conor Lane created their own project aimed at advocating to change the injustices they learned are occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border.
As many stories have covered in recent weeks, after being processed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, families are being separated after seeking asylum at the border. Iona Prep’s ACTION student participants crafted a letter that they used to have other students sign in support of advocating for immigrants.
Students signed the letters, which were sent to New York State Senators in late- October. The students are encouraging all ERCBNA schools to get involved with the campaign throughout the 2018-2019 school year.
Please see the links below to get involved.
To see a video detailing the letter-writing project, click here.
To get a copy of the letter to be used in your own community, click here.