We are at the start of the 2020 holiday season with Hanukkah beginning on December 10th. Although traditions may remain the same, the way we celebrate winter holidays this year will look different. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, families and friends are not able to gather together and celebrate like they usually do. Some gatherings will be virtual through Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or even FaceTime. Other gatherings will be reduced to just immediate family members. Has your family come up with a plan to safely keep up its holiday traditions? If not, now is the time create a plan to make sure you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
The Youth for Unity program is all about helping youth learn to understand and embrace different cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles. When beginning the Youth for Unity program, each member take the this pledge:
Understand my uniqueness and appreciate the diversity of our society
Not make judgments based on how others look but seek to know them.
Identify bias and unfairness around me and encourage others to do what’s right.
Treat everyone with respect.
Yes, I can make a difference – it all begins with me!
Marble Art – Youth for Unity Activity
Mr. Jake and Mr. Nate at the Dr. Ledyard E. Ross Unit talked about diversity for their Unity project. The members created “marble art” to represent their individuality and how even though the art was all created using the same colors, they all turned out beautiful and uniquely different!
Here’s how they did it:
I hope your art turns out as unique and beautiful as theirs did!