Patchwork of Diversity: Continuado

Patchwork of DiversityBrian Simpson and Linda Thomas were awarded a $9,300 continuation grant from the NJEA Hipp Foundation to expand the Patchwork of Diversity: Continuado project in the Freehold Regional High School.

The interdisciplinary program begins with a kick-off celebration in September, Hispanic Heritage Month. Staff members will design bulletin boards and inspire students for the months’ festivities.

The H.O.P.E. Alliance after school program (Hispanic Outreach to Promote Education) will be expanded to meet the needs of the large number of students seeking academic support.

Student Ambassadors will mentor fellow students, and raise funds to be donated to a local not-for-profit outreach program that helps Hispanic families through education, health, and advocacy programs.

Students will design a Patchwork of Diversity Quilt that will be displayed in the media center. Culinary Academy students will compete in a Top Chef competition and the winning dish will be offered at the community H.O.P.E. Luncheon. Technical Design students will create menus, and Art students will create decorations. Notable Hispanic-Americans will speak at the culminating H.O.P.E. assembly and inspire students.

The project will be posted on the school website for replication.

For Further Information, contact:

Brian Simpson
School Phone: 732-431-8360