亿百体育亲和组是员工的组, students and parents, aimed at bringing together individuals with a common identity while offering guidance and support. 它们是亿百体育任务不可分割的一部分.
These affinity groups support the school’s goal of making sure all in the 亿百体育 community feel loved, supported, seen and heard. 考虑到这是亿百体育任务的关键部分, most affinity groups at 亿百体育 are open to allies — individuals who may not share the affinity group’s specific identity but who otherwise share an interest in it.
What is an Affinity Group?
亲和性组是指其成员共享特定身份的组. 亲和关系组将具有共同标识符的人聚集在一起, such as race, gender, religion, family status, etc. 小组成员可以从“我”的角度谈论他们共同的身份, 知道他们可以不加评判地做真实的自己.
- 亲和团体可以帮助识别, interpret, 打断和消除压迫或歧视的根源.
- Affinity groups are safe spaces.
At 亿百体育 we currently have:
- 3 Faculty/Staff Affinity Groups
- 7 Parent Affinity Groups
- 2 MS Student Affinity Groups
- 15 HS Student Affinity Groups
- Single Family Affinity Group
- Adoptee Affinity Group
- Black Student Union
- Body Positive Affinity Group
- Jewish Student Coalition
- Muslim Student Association
- Triple A
The Adoptee Affinity Group seeks to support adoptees in the 亿百体育 community by providing a space and network to support, affirm, 讨论和考虑被收养意味着什么. This can include taking and making opportunities to interact with the broader community regarding notions and connotations that tend to go along with being an adoptee.
Be Body Positive Model由五个核心能力(Reclaim Health)组成, Practice Intuitive Self-Care, Cultivate Self-Love, 展示你真正的美, and Build Community), fundamental skills we can practice on a daily basis to live peacefully and healthfully in our bodies. 当亿百体育能够熟练地使用这些技能时, 亿百体育能够从自爱和自我欣赏的角度来照顾亿百体育的整个自我, 是什么让亿百体育能够实现亿百体育的目标和人生目标.
Feminisms for Those Marginalized by Gender (FMG) is an affinity group made up of 亿百体育 students and faculty who describe themselves as being marginalized by gender identities. FMG embraces the truth that gender is neither binary nor fixed and that gender marginalization takes many forms and manifests itself in many ways. FMG comes together as a feminist collective to explore and affirm the multiple feminisms that arise out of shared beliefs and also out of separate and uniquely intersecting affinity identities, including race, class, and sexuality.
The 中东和阿拉伯亲缘组织 is an affinity group for anyone in the 亿百体育 community who is from or identifies as Middle Eastern, Arab, Arab-American, or Middle Eastern-American. 任何和所有的宗教和信仰都被接受和欢迎. This group provides a place for discussion about our lived experiences at 亿百体育 and in the world and a way to meet other people on similar backgrounds in our school community.
Muslim Student Association (MSA) is an affinity space for Muslims at 亿百体育 for the discussion of the experiences of Muslim students with regard to their religious beliefs, 亿百体育社区对伊斯兰教的教育. The MSA hopes to establish a community within 亿百体育 for students who identify as Muslim -- to any degree from any sect -- or come from a Muslim family, 他们可以在哪里分享他们的经验. MSA努力让少数人在亿百体育上发声, 提倡对学生进行伊斯兰教的教育.
SIS (Sisters-in-Spirit) is a non-male mentoring program that pairs 11th-grade Big SISes with a family of 9th grade Little SISes to provide a bi-monthly social space and resource for the new 9th grade non-male students as they navigate their first year in high school. The program is also designed as a leadership opportunity for 11th grade non-male students, 希望通过这个项目每周的午餐和课外活动, 9年级和11年级的非男性学生都将学会相互支持, 通过性别的视角和经验讨论学术和社会问题, and finally, provide good role modeling for future generations of 亿百体育 students that identify as female.
SPECTRUM is a space for the support of and conversation between members of the 亿百体育 high school community who identify as LGBTQ+. 对LGBTQ+社区的所有身份持开放态度, including, but not limited to, gender and sexuality, SPECTRUM seeks to allow a safe space to discuss the experiences and feelings of navigating both 亿百体育 and the larger world.