#VoicesofJAF – December 24th – Jazzy Butler
December 24, 2015 by Kat Krieger
“Our main goal is to talk about controversial things like race, sexuality, religion. I’m really passionate about it. There is a lot of inequality that happens that we don’t even really realize — It’s kinda hidden.” – Jazzy Butler
The mission of the Shakopee High School’s Leaders in Education and Diversity (LEAD) is to celebrate and educate others about diversity with a vision of a united school and community that welcomes and supports everyone. This year, LEAD collected over 5,100 food and clothing items for the Salvation Army, wrote and performed a play based on their own experiences to raise awareness about social issues and hosted a cultural fashion show and a talent show/competition. Having earned the Jefferson Awards SIA Minneapolis Regional Award in both 2014 and 2015, the team was inducted into the SIA Ambassador level at National Ceremony this June.
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