• Raqui Blanton, Robin Chellevold, Kamden Hill and Vashon Riggins attended the Gateway2Change Summit on Race at the Emerson World Headquarters on January 31. They presented their "PhotoVoice Project” that is focused on social justice education and equality, specifically, at Timberland. “Our student team took a close look at Timberland and identified different strengths and weaknesses related to ideas like social justice and equity,” shared Assistant Principal Dr. Keith Sanders. “One strength that was highlighted was that Timberland has a variety of different clubs for students that celebrate diversity and offer support for our minority populations, like our Genders and Sexualities Alliance and Black Student Union. The students also talked about their plans to create a "Multicultural Board" that would hang on the wall to celebrate our diversity and educate our students/staff on the various cultures at Timberland.”

    Twenty high schools from across the St. Louis region participated in the Summit, which was sponsored by CharacterPlus, a resource of EducationPlus, in partnership with Blues for Kids, the Crawford Taylor Foundation, and the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ).