Category Archive: Education

Scholars Speak: Students Find Their Voices during Music In Our Schools Month

For 30 years March has been designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) as Music in Our Schools Month. It is intended to “highlight the importance of comprehensive, sequential music education… Continue reading

Sex Talks for Those Who Never Got One: The Importance of Inclusive, Peer-to-Peer Sex Ed

 “Who feels like their sex ed didn’t fully meet their needs?” Fifty hands immediately flew into the air. Unfortunately, it didn’t surprise me. My co-presenter, Lex Loro, wasn’t surprised either. When we asked… Continue reading

Scholars Service: Loan Tran Helps Teens Change the World

This January I joined the Youth Organizing Institute (YOI) as the Development and Communications Director. YOI is a youth leadership development organization based in North Carolina that works primarily with high school aged youth… Continue reading

Scholars Speak: The Vagina Monologues and Trans* Experience

The Vagina Monologues was the first show I ever performed as a college student at Mount Holyoke College. As a nervous, yet prepared, first-year, I was absolutely thrilled by the chance to be… Continue reading

Creating Change: It’s Worth Going Twice

Creating Change (CC) is an annual organizing and skill-building conference that attracts hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied activist from across the country. I’ve been lucky enough to go to… Continue reading

Patrick Oathout Returns from Ten-Week Trip to Jordan

Patrick Oathout, a 2012 Point Scholar, spent ten-weeks in Jordan teaching English to refugees from Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Palestine.  He taught over seventy students, had a home-stay with a popular Imam, and lived with Bedouins for… Continue reading