Meet Cultures of Dignity’s Newest Intern!
Cultures of Dignity: Tell us a little about yourself!
Kate: I’m Kate. I play basketball and soccer and love being a part of a team atmosphere. I love to write and spend time co-editing a literary magazine at my school. If I could spend all of my time in the mountains, hiking, backpacking, and camping, I would.
Cultures of Dignity: Why are you working with Cultures of Dignity this fall?
Kate: After working with the school counselor for a year to create a more compassionate atmosphere at my school, I became conscious of the ways that school can isolate people. I am excited to work at Cultures of Dignity because I will be able to talk about topics that teenagers deal with daily and help brainstorm ways to teach students about said topics.
Cultures of Dignity: If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Kate: I would be able to freeze time so I could finish my homework, read a good book, take my dog on a hike, and watch a season of The Office in one night.
Cultures of Dignity: What projects will you be working on with CoD?
Kate: I will be helping reframe curriculum lesson plans and writing articles exploring impacts of social media, body image, learning disabilities, and other topics on teenage lives.
Cultures of Dignity: What is an issue you see in schools you want to fix?
Kate: I notice a lot of comparison between students at school. Whether it’s grades, test scores, number of followers on Instagram, or amount of friends on Snapchat, I observe both myself and others constantly evaluating themselves against those around them. This is unhealthy and leads to jealousy and judgment based on superficial benchmarks instead of character.
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