Thursday, July 15, 2021

Two Northeast Tweens Tackle Tough Topics

During the spring, our friends stood up and stood out for causes that were close to their hearts. Madisyn Bowers took to the local news media, while Nova Cox was interviewed by Expeditionary Learning magazine. Let's read a bit more about these two shining stars and their causes. 

Western Pennsylvania native, Madisyn Bowers shared her courageous journey with local news station, KDKA. Madisyn wore the rigid external distractor (RED) device on camera while she enjoyed her moment in the sun with her Mom, Lisa, who explained more about Madisyn's condition and their crusade for kindness. Her guinea pigs made an appearance, too. Nana, Nancy was there to support Madisyn, too. Watch the KDKA news segment on the KDKA website

Western Massachusetts native, Nova Cox, shared their experience at school being a member of their school's
"Queer Club" as they put it. The Springfield Renaissance School rising seventh grader shared that the Gender and Sexuality Alliance was a place that he "can show my queer identity at school, bond with friends, and share stories and feelings with other kids. We meet once or twice a month; sometimes we talk about serious issues in the queer community and other times we just joke around." Nova and their Mom, Liz, also shared about the importance of pronouns and inclusion of diverse sexual identities in school's curriculum. Nova makes sure these things are part of conversations as a member of the EL Education Student Advisory Council. You can read the full article here on the Expeditionary Learning website.

CCA is very proud of both Madisyn and Nova for being upstanders in our CCA community and beyond. Keep up the great work.

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