This past April, several MB community members came together for an Evening of Advocacy: Connecting Friends & Refugees, a partnership event to benefit Providence’s Refugee Dream Center. Students raised $1,200 total for the RDC, founded and directed by MB parent Omar Bah. Maddy Kerr ’19 planned and organized the event, inspired by a PBL assignment in Modern World History class. “Our open mic event was a great way to learn about local immigration issues, experience advocacy, witness the artistic talents of refugees and MB students alike, and build relationships with people of different backgrounds,” she says. “The night was a huge success!”
Middle school students also joined in efforts to help the RDC, with a successful drive to collect 500 hygiene items, everything from dish detergent to toothbrushes, for local refugee families in need.