Crestmont is committed to teaching in a way that empowers students to grapple with real-world problems, co-create solutions, and engage in practical actions. Our social justice curriculum starts with issues of fairness, investigating the questions:
- What is power and how is it used in the world?
- What power do I have and how do I use it?
- Who is left out of historical accounts?
It then transitions into environmental, racial and economic justice issues. Students learn about social movements and change. Through these investigations, students develop tools to take action in their community.
Our service-learning program actively involves students in a wide range of experiences benefiting the community. It offers a chance for students to directly apply and make more meaningful what they have learned in the classroom.