Ramona Students Impact Social Change at Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Youth Forum

Ramona students Helen Cabrera ‘17, Sophie Reyes ‘18, Carolina Barbosa ‘17, Elisa Herrera ‘17, and their new friends enjoy the local sites in Canada.

On July 22, 2015, Ramona Convent Secondary School sent four pre-selected student delegates to represent at the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) Youth Justice Forum in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. These members of the Peace & Justice Society were selected based on their own commitment, personal research, and involvement in the activities of the Peace and Justice Club this year. They traveled along with their moderator, Ms. Maggie Averill, and together partook in six days of concentrated activities and exchanges with other dynamic young female delegates from 13 global schools affiliated with the SNJM from the United States, Canada, and Lesotho.

Ramona Students delegates shared their thoughts in group presentations on pressing forum issues such as the trafficking of human beings, the right to safe drinking water, and migration of peoples and discussed the social action work they had been involved with over the school year with their peers. They also devoted a full day of service by volunteering their time, energy, and effort to several local charitable organizations. They actively engaged in laying the groundwork for a social justice program that will impact the entire school community. These young ladies returned full of enthusiasm and ready to take action for social justice on the home front and have been well prepared to to take on leadership roles in promoting various peace and justice activities on campus and throughout the community.

Ramona Convent is a school for girls in grades 9 – 12 that is set apart by our expansive selection of college preparatory and AP/Honors courses, comprehensive co-curricular programs, and welcoming community. At Ramona, students will develop academic excellence, spiritual depth, and dynamic leadership as they travel through the next four years with the support of spirited friends and expert, caring, and engaged teachers while surrounded by the inspiring beauty of our campus. Ramona Convent warmly invite you to visit and meet Ramona for yourself!

Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 W. Ramona Rd., Alhambra, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org.


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