Citizen Schools' Students Put a Stop to Social Cruelty

Citizen Schools Texas is excited to announce a new partnership with the Holocaust Museum Houston to teach the museum’s “All Behaviors Count” curriculum at Patrick Henry Middle School. The seven week “All Behaviors Count” program examines the five forms of social cruelty, ultimately giving our students the skills needed to identify and respond to social cruelty as empowered “upstanders”. By participating in this program, our students will learn about the horrors of the Holocaust and connect such large scale incidents of social cruelty to what may be happening in their own lives; students will also be able to identify social cruelty in media and pop culture. The program will connect to and build upon students’ academic skills, linking to such subjects as social studies, language arts, and art. We would like to thank Diane Merrill for helping to make this opportunity possible. Diane, a volunteer Citizen Teacher of four years, volunteers as a docent at the Holocaust Museum Houston and quickly recognized the impact the program could have on our students. We would also like to thank Cynthia Capers and Mary Lee Webeck, Ph.D. of the Holocaust Museum Houston, who have helped connect the curriculum with Citizen Schools’ emphasis on ensuring our students are on the path to becoming future community leaders and engaged citizens.

We look forward to seeing the positive influence the “All Behaviors Count” program will have on our students as they take a stand against social cruelty, both on and off campus.