There is a strange silence at the YMCA Academy today, as more than half of our students participate in the Vow of Silence, an initiative of Free the Children. Students have become silent today to show their support and solidarity for those who do not have a voice in our world, and those whose human rights are being violated. They vow to remember and work towards everybody being a fully recognized and participating member of their society. In hallways that are normally filled with boisterous laughter and classrooms where there is usually excited discussion, today is quiet and somber as we remember those who are sometimes forgotten.
Nov. 18th, 2010 – Students take Vow of Silence