Lower School students heard a powerful message in chapel on March 24, as they learned how to have the courage to be an ally.
Lakishia Biggs, Lower School Assistant Director, opened the chapel by defining the word. An ally is someone who stands up for people who are being treated unkindly or unfairly, she said. Allies provide support to make sure things are fair and equal for all.
Mrs. Biggs then read a book titled Wings by Christopher Myers that demonstrates what it means to be an ally. The book demonstrates another point as well: “It doesn't matter how old you are, you can make a difference by being an ally," Mrs. Biggs said.
What can young students do? They can become better people by listening attentively to others, evaluating their own words and actions and considering how they might change for the better, and speaking up in support of those who need help, Mrs. Biggs said.
The chapel closed with Mrs. Biggs challenging students to do all they can to be allies by thinking about their actions and looking for ways to make positive change. She read a quote from Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States.
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing," Mr. Roosevelt said. “The worst thing you can do is nothing."