Have you ever really looked at all the different types of shoes people wear? You’ll only fully understand someone when you’ve had an opportunity to “walk in their shoes.”
Student Body Officers from Taylorsville, Cyprus, Olympus, Granger, Skyline, Kearns, Hunter, and Cottonwood High Schools have joined forces to share their message about discouraging the use of slurs and derogatory language.
Students from all eight high schools in the Granite School District united behind the theme of “walking in someone else’s shoes” to show how the use of slurs and derogatory language can affect those who are impacted by this inappropriate language.
Words have power. Words can build a person up and words can tear a person down. In their message, students showed how slurs can take many forms and refer to many different things. Some students even shared personal stories about how they were affected by the use of slurs and derogatory language.
We’re proud of our students for standing up, speaking out and sharing this message. They’ve encouraged their peers to take responsibility for their actions and think before they speak. Students also showed the importance of speaking up and saying something when they see this type of inappropriate behavior and the importance of showing kindness and compassion to their fellow students.
It’s clear, these shoes and the students who wear them are making an impact.