Student Engagement Specialist

Rhys is a motivated young leader in the 6th grade. He enjoys spending time with his family and being his awesome self. Rhys is committed to demonstrating how to walk the JEDI journey. As the youngest member of the team, Rhys is our go-to consultant for facilitating peace circles for youth.

When I was younger, I went to the park with a friend. At the park, a boy I didn’t know started to call me a girl. I tried to explain that I was a boy and that I just had long hair. The boy continued to call me a girl and other children joined in, too. My friend tried to stand up for me and let the other children know I didn’t want to be called a girl. Since they weren’t listening, we decided to leave the park. It can hurt people if we make assumptions about their gender based on how they look. If you aren’t sure how someone identifies, it is better to ask and have a conversation than to get it wrong, either on purpose or accidentally. 

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