Happy Mental Health Tuesday,
“When you have love in your heart, it frees you and it lets you live; it makes everything peaceful and easier.” Dr. Martin Luther King
Happy Mental Health Tuesday!
February is NormanAid’s “Identity and Diversity Month.” With love in the air, we will highlight the importance of honoring diversity on campus and understanding one's identity. NormanAid will celebrate Black History Month, teach our students about allyship and how to be an ally to underrepresented, marginalized, or discriminated individuals or groups.
Allyship is the practice of actively working to support and empower those who are marginalized due to their race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, nationality and with the aim of advancing inclusion.
Our motto for this month is “Unite Through Love: Celebrate Differences.” Please join us in our February’s Support programs.
Celebrate LOVE by practicing acts of kindness towards classmates and community members. Small gestures of kindness can go a long way in building a more compassionate and inclusive campus. Visit our center during lunchtime, write a “kind note” and grab a cupcake from our Peer Counselors to sprinkle on love and kindness.
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY - MAKE KINDNESS THE NORM @ BHHS.
Increase your capacity for kindness @ school and @ home with a random act of kindness, grab a note from our wall at NormanAid center and help us make it the “norm”. You might just change someone’s life - maybe even your own!
WATCH THE PODCAST
Season 3, Episode 3: “Voices of Diversity: Navigating Allyship in our Community”
3x Honorable Mayor of Beverly Hills, BHHS Alum and diversity advocate, Lili Bosse, will join our Peer Counselors to discuss the values of inclusion and diversity, how her initiatives are creating a new sense of community in Beverly Hills, and explore the active roles that students can take to cultivate greater kindness and allyship in BHUSD.
WATCH ALLYSHIP @ BHHS
BHHS students and teachers share in this powerful video the importance of being an ally and how we can ALL make a difference.
PRACTICE ALLYSHIP @ BHHS
Understanding one's identity is a crucial part of personal growth and self-awareness. Being an ally and practicing allyship through exploring and learning about different identities, we can gain a deeper understanding of others and ourselves.
Check the GET SUPPORT on Allyship, Discrimination and LGBTQIA+, sections full of resources on our website.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
Our counselors are trained to provide a safe and confidential space for students to discuss their identities and any related concerns. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a counselor, please visit normanaidrequest.org to make a request to talk to a counselor.
We hope that through this emphasis on allyship and love, our students will leave Beverly Hills High School with the skills and mindset to create a more inclusive and equitable world, where everyone feels valued, respected, appreciated, and enjoys a sense of belonging.