There is no planet, sun or star could hold you, if you but knew what you are."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Promoting Respect Workshops
The Promoting Respect Workshops are designed to cultivate a respectful and inclusive school environment for PreK-5 students. These workshops, let by experience facilitators, involve interactive activities, engaging discussions, and creative projects centered around essential concepts of respect, acceptance, and belonging.
GMDC's program stands out with its emphasis on interactive sessions, age-appropriate content tailored to each grade level, and collaborative projects promoting teamwork and understanding. Furthermore, the program establishes a strong home-school connection by providing students with informative handouts and resources, allowing them to reinforce the workshop's lessons at home.
STEM Equity Program
The STEM Equity Program promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers. The program originated in 2010, in partnership with South Central College and South Central Services Cooperative, and funded through a Federal Perkins Grant.
We believe it is important to encourage girls (and boys) to pursue a career in STEM. With the help of our partners, GMDC offers a STEM Equity Program which focuses on middle school and high school female (and male) students to explore their potential futures in STEM fields.
In our classroom workshops, we discuss gender stereotypes, help students discover how fun STEM is, and demonstrate how STEM contributes significantly to the society.
[The facilitators were] very flexible and kind when a student was having a difficult time. Love the open dialogue same/different (throughout the presentation) great real life photos that connect with kids. Thank you."
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Great presentation! Thank you! The children helped me with the comments. They said he was kind, funny, fluent and they really enjoyed him. Mohamed did a great job engaging with students. He was also very ‘easy’ to have in the classroom. Great job. He was very patient with the students with all their questions and comments."
- Teacher, 1st grade classroom
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity, there is beauty, and there is strength.
- Maya Angelou