Club Live youth visit tolerance sites
The South Tahoe Middle School Club Live Tolerance Team visited various tolerance sites in the San Jose and San Francisco area June 14-17. Twelve members of the group toured sites that included San Jose State University, Cesar Chavez sites, Mexican Heritage Center; Angel Island Immigration Station, Harvey Milk Site, Chinatown and others.
The Tolerance Trip was the last of three activities that the group sponsored during the year. Earlier the group assisted in the planning of the annual STMS Challenge Day program. Challenge Day brought together 100 students and adults and taught them how the barriers that separate and divide us can be broken through communication, love and compassion. Another activity that the group sponsored was the visit by Jim and Tomi Tanaka to STMS. The Tanakas are Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps during World War II.
The CL Tolerance Team was created in 2008 after a group of students were interested in promoting greater tolerance on the school campus, and to greater learn about the people and places that have witnessed events of tolerance/intolerance in America. This is the second year the group has taken a Tolerance Trip. In 2009, the group visited sites in and around the Los Angeles area.
The group plans on continuing their work in 2010-11 by bringing back what they learned and making STMS a better school.
STMS Club Live promotes a healthy lifestyle by providing high-energy alternative activities. Any STMS students is welcome to join the club. For more information, please contact Larry Lambdin at 530-541-6404, ext. 219.
– Larry Lambdin is adviser of the South Tahoe Middle School Club Live Tolerance Team.
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