Social Justice Day
The "Best Class of 2018" met for their Social Justice Session Day on Wednesday, November 1st. The day began at the Salvation Army of Elyria, where the class partook in the Poverty Simulation. The simulation gives the class a glance into the lives of those living at or below the poverty level. Alumni and Board Member volunteers helped to staff the resources that are represented for the class to visit during the course of their one "month" simulation. .
Lunch was held at the new Leadership Lorain County location, where the Class, along with Alumni and Board Members, met with Virginia Beckman, Executive Director of Genesis House, as she spoke about Social Justice, Leadership, and their corelation to each other and the community.
From the LLC office the class split into groups to tour four different organizations that serve the county in different ways. Gathering Hope House, Rape Crisis, NAMI, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, all opened their doors to allow the class to tour, ask questions, and get a better understanding of what they offer to those they serve. After touring, the class met back at the LLC office to discuss what they experience during their tours.
A very eye opening experience for many, the day finished up with discussion of their homework, which was to volunteer in the community, or take part in the SNAP Challenge.
The class will meet again on Wednesday, December 6th, for their Education Session Day.
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Please contact Chris Kish at email@example.com if your are interested in attending the December Champions presentation.