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We Club goes to New York

     On Thursday, April 6th, the Brandywine Springs We Club attended WE Day in New York City.  WE Day is a celebration of the efforts of youth across the world that have created change in their local and global communities.  The BSS WE Club was started by teachers Jill Szymanski and Justine Wood and is the first chapter in Delaware.  The WE Club was given the task to attack one local and one global issue.  BSS chose homelessness as our local issue.  The students collected pajamas and raised money for gifts for the holiday party they hosted at Mary Mother of Hope House II.  Three hundred and fifty pairs of pajamas were collected and distributed throughout the community, and gifts were provided for over ten families.  The students are in the process of planning activities for our global issue, which will address access to clean drinking water.  WE Day is an invitation only event.  Clubs earn their tickets through action in their communities.  Students that attended WE Day listened to inspirational speakers that acknowledged their hard work and encouraged them to keep dreaming and doing their part to change the world.   Some of the speakers included Buzz Aldrin, Rowan Blanchard, Paula Abdul, Martin Luther King III, and many others.  The event ended with a rocking performance by Daya.  Students in this program have learned to think less about ME and more about WE.