One of Green Dot Public Schools’ core values is to respect others in the community, knowing when we rise together, we can meet the toughest challenges. A group of young women at Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy exemplifies that respect.
Motivated by personal experiences and hard work, the group, Women of Color (WOC), is working to make their community better by bringing awareness to the impact of bullying and what others can do to stop it. The group of 16 students was created through a specialized class at Ánimo Watts that brings women of color together to learn how to love others and themselves. The class was inspired by the graduate work of Spanish teacher and WOC advisor Lizet Vera.