StudentsBOCAS: Boys of Color at Allen-Stevenson
Weekly meetings for Lower, Middle and Upper School Boys
LOWER SCHOOL BOCAS
The purpose of this group is for Lower School boys to build connections with one another while providing each boy an opportunity to develop his voice. Boys engage in team-building activities and book-based discussions about identity and at the end of each session, the facilitators report highlights from the week's discussion as well as topics for the following week, so that parents may continue those conversations at home. This group meets once a week.
MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL BOCAS
This group was created to give Middle and Upper School students of color an opportunity to explore, with each other, experiences related to being a student of color at Allen-Stevenson. The goal of BOCAS is to provide a forum for boys of color to better understand and bridge the potential divides between the various worlds in which some of them live. This group meets once a week.
ERGO: Exploring Race, Gender and Origins
Weekly meetings for Middle School Boys
ERGO is a place where students come to explore issues of race, gender and origin (family culture, values, traditions). This group meets once a week in both the Middle and Upper School.
GSA: Gender & Sexuality Alliance
Biweekly meetings for Upper School Boys
GSA is a student-run group that brings together LGBTQ+ and straight students to support each other and build community. It is a forum to exchange ideas, help raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues, and gain more visibility at A-S. The alliance will also function as a support group and provide a sense of community and confidentiality to students who are grappling with their identity as gay or questioning.
ParentsFamilies of ColorAsian Families GSA: Gay Straight AllianceOpen Community Night FacultySFoC: Staff & Faculty of Color GSA: Gay Straight Alliance