On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 the 2017-18 Arroyo High School class of The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach Rite of Passage Program came to the stage for their culminating presentation.  Together and individually, class participants Hanen Banana, Leen Banana, Angela Pena, Emma Purves, Alexis Quino Plata, Estefany Rivera and Thi Tran conveyed their ideas about what it means to know about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and apply this knowledge to take action to help generate a healthy community.

Beginning September 12, 2017, the participants met each Tuesday, learning about and reflecting on the importance of the UDHR, as well as how recreation, education, the arts, career and health are critical elements of a healthy community.  In addition, they focused their efforts to develop and implement the Radical Red Community Action Project.  Arroyo High School teacher Jorja Santillan guided the learning, bringing in guest speakers, and utilizing creative arts elements along the way to deepen learning and encourage expression of ideas.

The theme of the Culminating Presentation is Know your rights to unite for what’s right!

Here is the Culminating Presentation Theme Creation 2018 that outlines how the theme was developed.

We are pleased to provide the video of the full Culminating Presentation program, along with excerpts of highlights. Here is the write-up of the performance so that you can read all the thoughtful contributions of the participants: Culminating Presentation transcript for “Know your rights to unite for what’s right!”.  And, here is the Program for the evening where you can see all who have made this program possible.

We hope you enjoy and take inspiration from the tremendous work of these outstanding students.