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Students take on MV social justice issues

New program focuses on civil rights, social justice and equity problems facing the city

by Kevin Forestieri

Immigration, policy brutality and the high cost of living are all hot-button issues that are sure to draw a crowd, and here in Mountain View, more than a dozen high school students spent the summer figuring out how to address them on a local level.

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Posted by Mukund Acharya
a resident of another community
on Aug 9, 2015 at 11:17 am

Kudos to the student Fellows for their passion and commitment to address real world issues that affect their daily lives and the lives of all those around them using principles of empathy, inclusion, mindfulness and constructive activism. The skills they have learned and practiced in this summer program will be with them throughout their lives and careers.

Kudos also to Poonam Singh and the Soulforce Leadership team for their intense dedication and commitment to emphasize these values and their importance in our daily lives. One just had to listen to the student Fellows to know that this pilot program was a resounding success. Hopefully it will be replicated and grow in the coming years!

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Posted by Prithvi and Padma Singh
a resident of another community
on Aug 9, 2015 at 1:45 pm

At an age when the moral values are to be cemented in the bricks of their foundations, a training program such as this, to learn how to be successful in this society, is an exemplary and praiseworthy effort.Today it needs to be supported so wholeheartedly that coming generations would feel proud of what they invested in the past. The youth will get on track and the train of life will never get de-railed.
We simply get overwhelmed with pride and extreme happiness because the soul behind this program Poonam Singh happens to be our daughter.
Prithvi and Padma Singh

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