A Message from the CaMD Director

One of the first times I ever addressed the Andover community was following Ferguson. When news broke that the grand jury was not going to indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Mike Brown, as people took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri and cities across the world to protest the killing of yet anotherContinue reading “A Message from the CaMD Director”

GSA@30

GSA@30 Looking back to look forward Founded in 1989 by Sharon Tentarelli ’90, Andover’s GSA is likely the first established group in our independent school network. Since its founding, GSA has championed the LGBTQ community at Andover and helped to create lasting and indelible change. Kicking off the weekend, Tentarelli ’90, walked the audience throughContinue reading “GSA@30”

CAMD YEAR IN REVIEW

SEPTEMBER 2 (Mon) Labor Day – New International Students Register3 (Tues) CAMD Open House 9 (Mon) Ashura (begins sundown on Sept 9)13 (Fri) AfLatAm Mixer (5pm)15 (Sun) Latino Heritage Month Begins20 (Fri) AWE Faculty Mixer22 (Sun) Annual AMP Bowling Trip (12:30-4:00)27 (Fri) Alianza Student Faculty Mixer 29-Oct 1 (Sun-Tues) Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown Sept 29)29 (Sun) HostContinue reading “CAMD YEAR IN REVIEW”

Hip Hop Youth Activism Conference

Exploring Hip Hop as an Organizing Tool The CAMD mural was created by Elevated Thought in Lawrence, MA. All conference attendees contributed to the final piece. Since it’s conception, young people have looked to hip hop as a means to examine and affirm their own identity while promoting the understanding that our individual struggles areContinue reading “Hip Hop Youth Activism Conference”

Tony Jack shares his journey with the Andover community

Tony Jack “Access Ain’t Inclusion” “Access Ain’t Inclusion” Short and to the point, that phrase has stayed with me long after Tony Jack’s visit. His book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students, not only bares witness to the experiences of hundreds of students from poor communities but also provides a roadmapContinue reading “Tony Jack shares his journey with the Andover community”

Six students participate in NAIS’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference

With the Fierce Urgency of Now. SDLC 2019 Over 1000 high schools students descended on Seattle for NAIS’ Annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference. This year’s theme: With the Fierce Urgency of Now., served as a rallying point for these young leaders, all of whom were invested in exploring their own identities, building their skills asContinue reading “Six students participate in NAIS’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference”

What does Justice Mean to You?

Justice Students lead the way in articulating a path forward For the past three years, Andover has chosen a school theme, enabling our community to rally around common points of inquiry and common values beyond those outlined in our statement of purpose. Following gratitude and citizenship, this year’s theme, JUSTICE, gave us an opportunity toContinue reading “What does Justice Mean to You?”

Asian American Footsteps Conference

Asian American Footsteps Conference Educate. Empower. Embrace. Founded in 2011 by Aya Murata, then advisor to Asian/Asian American students, the Asian American Footsteps Conference proved early on to be an important and much needed space in the independent secondary school world. In that first year, keynote SuChin Park, former news correspondent for MTV, reminded studentsContinue reading “Asian American Footsteps Conference”

AfLatAm@50

AfLatAm@50 Celebrating an Enduring Legacy of Excellence and Activism Good Evening. What a beautiful crowd! It doesn’t always look like this so I’m going to soak this moment in. It is such an honor to welcome you all to the AfLatAm 50tAnniversary celebration. Our Golden Anniversary. As the director of CAMD and the faculty advisorContinue reading “AfLatAm@50”