Auction GALA + Fund for the Future
2020 set us back, but sometimes one step back allows for two steps forward. The LFSF is proud to deepen its commitment to embed and sustain Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in our students’ learning experience at LFSF.
Fund for the Future is a live auction fundraiser that takes place at the gala. Funding supports a specific project determined by parents, teachers and staff. The goal is to provide long-term improvements to existing or new programs. DEI are at the heart of the LFSF Mission, where future generations are empowered through a multilingual and multicultural education that emphasizes intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, integrity and compassion to make meaningful contributions to our increasingly globalized world.
The LFSF believes that living together is better when we understand and value our differences, treat each other equitably, and everyone has a seat at the table. The National French Education curriculum and Social-Emotional programs like Madame Pacifique and Living Together; events like Diversity Week; or student training such as the Student Diversity and Leadership Conference, all build DEI into the daily life of our school.
Yet, the LFSF recognizes that achieving DEI requires constant and consistent efforts because “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” - Martin Luther King. This is why the Board of Trustees has chosen to set the promotion of DEI as a Strategic goal for the next five years.
With your help the 2021 Fund for the Future will:
· Integrate DEI into the curriculum across all grades and campuses;
· Fund more frequent training for all staff, students, and parents;
· Create new partnerships with organizations focused on these topics;
· Support campus initiatives to incorporate DEI into their daily activities.
As research shows and as we know in our hearts, greater DEI is critical to our children being happier, more curious, open-minded, respectful and empathetic, and more successful and effective in their careers and lives. It helps them build confidence and adaptability in their ever-changing environment and prepares them to realize their potential and positively impact their world. Accomplishing this tenet of the LFSF Mission is a true gift that we wish to offer to all our students, our school, and our community.