Friends of Facing History
The Facing History and Ourselves course will be starting its third year at Westborough High School. The first year was historical in its content and impact on students and teachers alike. The Facing History and Ourselves course has its beginnings in a Brookline, MA middle school over 30 years ago. It is now an internationally acclaimed curriculum and reaches 1.8 million students a year. The premise of the course is that "We need to and we can teach civic responsibility, tolerance and social action to young people.
The mission of the foundation is to support the Facing History and Ourselves curriculum at Westborough High School in Westborough Massachusetts, including students and teachers of the course. The Facing History and Ourselves course clarifies the correlation between history and the moral and ethical choices students shall make as global citizens.
The foundation through fundraising efforts will award scholarships to seniors at Westborough High School who have taken the Facing History and Ourselves course and who best exemplify the values and ideals of the course. The foundation will also award resources to teachers and resource support to the Facing History and Ourselves course at Westborough High School.
As a newly established foundation, we are committed to supporting the Facing History and Ourselves curriculum, scholarships to Westborough High School seniors who have taken the course, teacher training for the course and providing resources to aid the instruction of the class. We intend to raise monies through fundraising events. We view our foundation as a community project and hope that we will work together to attain the goals of our foundation and the Facing History and Ourselves national and international organizations.
(Seniors who have completed or will complete the Facing History and Ourselves course are eligible)
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE WHS GUIDANCE OFFICE
Dear Westborough Community,
Our foundation is very honored to host our first annual fundraiser. Our very special guest speaker is Rena Finder, a Schindler's List Holocaust Survivor. In addition to our guest speaker, you will have an opportunity to meet the board of directors of our foundation and hear testimonials from students who are or have taken the "Facing History and Ourelves" course at Westborough High School. Proceeds for the event will go to our scholarship fund and also resource support for the Facing History and Ourselves curriculum and community events. We hope you can join us.
Please send donations and checks payable to:
Westborough Friends of Facing History and Ourselves Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1323
Westborough, MA 01581
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