Mapping how an individual fits into his/her community.

This month at Queens High School for Community Service and Leadership, ReACTION students discussed the concept of community: How they’re all a part of a community, how their communities help define them, and how they can act to improve their communities.

Through a “community mapping” exercise, students explored the strengths and struggles of their communities and envisioned ways they could help strengthen them while also realizing their own personal growth.

Students worked on advocacy art projects.


At the Leadership and Public Service High School in Manhattan, discussion focused on negative stereotypes: How different ethnic groups and communities are viewed by the media and how negative stereotypes impact the students as individuals. Students also worked on art projects to advocate against ethnic stereotypes, gun violence and other issues.

Students worked on community mapping projects.