We are excited to announce that our speakers for the EMPOWER STUDENTS day at Dynamic Landscapes- May 19 will be members of the Burlington High School #equalpay soccer team and ChangeThe Story.
Why are we so excited?
Because we want to #DigCitCommit to prepare students to stay safe, solve problems, and become a force for good and we believe you will be truly inspired by how these students model all 5 Digital Citizenship competencies.
They are ENGAGED and are #digcitcommitted as amazing models of digital citizenship. As their message has gone viral on social media and traditional media channel, they have raised over $50,000 to support their cause.
They are INFORMED and #digcitcommitted to sharing accurate valid data as they champion their cause.
They are are INCLUSIVE and #digcitcommitted to including all genders to champion their cause.
They are are ALERT and #digcitcommitted to navigating the national attention they are getting in a way that keeps them and others safe online.
They are BALANCED and #digcitcommitted to successfully balancing their lives in and out of school, on or off the field, and on and offline.
Following their viral #EqualPay jersey sensation, Change The Story and members of the Burlington High School girls’ varsity soccer team have collaborated with the Vermont Women’s Fund to open the first ever youth-led donor advised fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. The new #EqualPay Fund will increase access for girls to soccer programs and accelerate progress to close the wage gap in Vermont—where, on average, women earn 84 cents to every dollar earned by men. Through their ongoing engagement with the #EqualPay fund, the students will practice philanthropy to make a difference in the lives of girls, women, and gender-nonconforming youth and adults across the state of Vermont
Order your own Jersey here and wear it to Dynamic Landscapes 2020 at https://equalpayjerseys.com/
BHS Girls Varsity Soccer Team Goes Viral- Takes Action on #EqualPay (Burlington High School)
The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Is TIME’s 2019 Athlete of the Year (Time Magazine)
You can see the BHS girls in this Sports illustrated video at 2:40 minutes in this video with Megan Rapinoe (Sports Illustrated)