advocacy efforts through their Social Justice Service Learning course, Upper School students Patonya P., Jade H., Grace M.,
Sierra V., and Abby M. chose to participate in Higher Education for All
Month, sharing why higher education is important to them.
month-long campaign in January 2014, BFS students shared the reasons why and how
higher education impacts our lives positively, and were featured in posts on EIO Coalition social media outlets.
“It is almost impossible to achieve any kind of great success without education behind you, for higher education gives you recognition and the ability to impact communities and others around you. We are 10th grade students at Brooklyn Friends School and are from Brooklyn, NY. We have chosen to study the School to Prison pipeline as part of our Social Justice Service Learning course and have been learning more about the importance of higher education.”
their voices heard in order to help effect policy change and raise
awareness. Their advocacy efforts are helping to spread the word about
why we need to increase access to higher education for students during
and after prison. We have learned that access to higher education transforms lives, reduces recidivism and poverty, increases employment, and strengthens