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s.t.a.r.t., or students together as allies for racial trust" is a network mobilized by South students in 2009 to foster inter-cultural bridging. s.t.a.r.t. students won the St. Paul Foundation's 2011 Facing Race Idea Challenge, the top vote-getter out of 49 statewide submissions. The students' idea has been adopted at Anwatin Middle School and in neighboring districts.
s.t.a.r.t. has grown to a network of South students, alumni, adults and community members who encourage racial equity, cultural competence and greater collaboration between groups at South High. s.t.a.r.t. offers students a safe place to talk about race and to develop leadership skills that are highly attractive to colleges and employers. s.t.a.r.t. students can earn service credits and enrich their college applications by joining adults in dialogues, community events and actions designed to close opportunity gaps.
s.t.a.r.t.s advisor is Art Instructor Charles Johnson-Nixon. Visit our website for more information at: Follow us on Twitter @OvercomingRace.