Dear Lab Families, 

 

Please join us at The Lab TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 10th at 2:00 pm for a visit by a very special group of young people!

 

We are delighted to host three of the Parkland Florida Teens working to change gun laws in the U.S. as part of our "youth as leaders and change agents" series. They will share their work with the Parkland Project, a teen-led initiative that uses music as a channel for change. 

 

Marisol, 17, Payton, 16, and Sofia, 15 - class president at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - are in town to receive the Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award.

 

Afterward, these lovely and courageous teens will be joining us at The Lab to share their message of anti-violence and anti-bullying with Mr. T's classroom, and discuss the role of young people as change agents in our world today.

 

They will perform songs they have written for the Parkland Project (Wake Up America and Children Will Lead the Way), work that is being produced by Operation Respect, a non-profit founded by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, to promote safe, respectful, caring communities for our children, and will be released as an album this Fall. 

 

We are honored that these wonderful young people (and their parents) will be spending time with our students and families tomorrow.  Their and their classmates' work holding our politicians accountable, turning pain into power, and engaging young people as agents of social change is a source of inspiration for adults and young people around the world.

 

Please join us! RSVP here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/labteenevent

 

Best,

Lyndee