Congrats to our Project RACE Teen President!

A big thank you to Wendy  Lesko’s team at  the Youth Activism Project recognizing the fantastic efforts of our Project RACE Teen President Tommy McManus. This is what they published in their “Success Stories”  about Tommy:  

 

BREAKING NEWS . . . ADVOCATING AN END TO “INVISIBILITY” 
♦  Tommy McManus, Project RACE Teens President, doesn’t think it is right for students to check only one box for race. Just one month into the new school year, he convinced the dean of admissions at his NJ high school to change the application form to allow multiracial students to identify all parts of their heritage. Tommy shared a sample of the recommended wording: “If you are multiracial, you may select two or more boxes”. Project RACE activists want this option on all forms, including school enrollment, school tests, medical forms, hospital admissions, clinical trials and government documents.

Learn more about the Youth Activism Project at: http://youthactivismproject.org/about/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS . . . ADVOCATING AN END TO “INVISIBILITY” 

♦  Tommy McManus, Project RACE Teens President, doesn’t think it is right for students to check only one box for race. Just one month into the new school year, he convinced the dean of admissions at his NJ high school to change the application form to allow multiracial students to identify all parts of their heritage. Tommy shared a sample of the recommended wording: “If you are multiracial, you may select two or more boxes”. Project RACE activists want this option on all forms, including school enrollment, school tests, medical forms, hospital admissions, clinical trials and government documents.

 You can read more about the work of this wonderful organization at: http://youthactivismproject.org/success-stories/ and www.DayoftheGirl.org  and http://youthactivismproject.org/about/

                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

8 Responses to “Congrats to our Project RACE Teen President!”
  1. Kelly says:

    Way to go, Tommy! We are proud of you and thankful for your efforts.
    By the way, I just love how Wendy summed up what Project RACE is all about in her headline!

  2. Karson says:

    Great job, Tommy. Congratulations.

  3. Kendall Baldwin says:

    Go, Tommy! Look at you getting big things done!

  4. Molly Briggs says:

    This is very impressive and important work, Tommy. Bit by bit, day by day, with hard work and dedication, we can change the world. Congratulations on doing your part!

  5. Steven Tex says:

    Nice Job Tommy!

  6. Kelly McManus says:

    So impressive– congrats!!

  7. Catherine Lewis says:

    We are so proud of you and the work you are doing. You are an example to the rest of us to “walk the walk” and not just “talk the talk.” Talk is cheap as we have seen and heard so many self-proclaimed “advocates” doing. Talk does not get the job done. Talk without action is just so much “hot air.”

    Tommy, you have raised the bar for all of us. You are a remarkable young man.

    Catherine Lewis
    Project RACE, Inc
    Member, Board of Directors

  8. Jean Bassin says:

    Tommy, what a wonderful job you are doing as president of Project Race. You are a great asset to the community and will go far in the cause. Go Tommy!

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