Hopkins Academy Gender Equity Task Force began in spring 2017 to help students address issues of sexism in the community and develop an action plan to make our community a safer and more equitable space. It is a student driven task force which is essential to the school's belief that students need to learn how to lead, organize and make changes in society.
The students have developed a new dress code policy, faculty reporting network and now a #recognizesexism campaign. The Gender Equity Task Force wanted to use the release of that campaign as an opportunity to give back to the community and therefore wanted to select a group that had goals which they felt were in line with the task force. The students researched the Center for Women and Community and felt that the Specialized Teen Services Program works toward goals of gender equity.