Unity Day

Unity Day

Unity Day is a Student Government (ASB) run program that encourages students from different social, racial, and religious groups to participate with the purpose of creating school-wide unity. Our philosophy is to help people to change the way they think and how they perceive others.  Our goal is to get young people to want to change their community for the better so the community will be a more accepting, positive place to live. 

We run a multitude of different teambuilding activities that encourage students to get to know other people from our school that they have never interacted with.  We want the students to step out of their comfort zone by doing activities that ask students to reflect on their beliefs and ideas.  After developing some comfort for the students we move into more thoughtful activities. One of these activities is called “Strongly Agree- Disagree” in which students are read prompts about controversial issues.  These issues include the following topics: politics, morals, and ethics.  Students are asked to take a stand that represents their position in each area.  Another activity these students participate in is called “Cross the Line”. In this activity students are read prompts by student facilitators like “cross the line if you consider yourself a good friend”. This gets students to think about their actions, stereotypes they may have and beliefs that they deem important. 

At the end of the day, we debrief and discuss the issues that arose and how we can change ourselves for the better. One of the concluding activities is writing validations to others who have impacted their lives in a positive way.  We believe that the written word has more impact than sending a quick text or verbalizing your thoughts. 

In the end, our goal is to reach as many students as possible on the Pleasant Grove High School campus.  Each year, we try to impact approximately 500 students and we hope that number will keep growing.  

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