1. Description of Our Team
We are two eighth grade students from the San Francisco Friends School in San Francisco, California. Both Gavi and Maddy are 13 years old. We decided to do something about immigration because we have studied about it this year and Maddy’s mother is an immigration lawyer. We worked on putting content into the website in an interesting and appealing manner. We would like to thank anyone else who had confidence in us for the duration of our project. During the project Gavi wrote three articles, and Maddy wrote four articles. We presented them to each other for editing. We both collaborated in the final decisions on the appearance and content together.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our project is about unaccompanied minors immigrating to the United States. Our goal is to educate people around the world about immigration of unaccompanied minors and let them know what the risks are of sending an unaccompanied minor to the United States.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
One of our biggest problems was gathering statistics. While there are many statistics available to the public about immigration in general, there are not as many about minor immigration let alone unaccompanied minor immigration.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The Immigration of Unaccompanied Minors to the United States.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
In the eighth grade, classes at San Francisco Friends School go to the Central Valley of California to address the issues that people there face, including immigration. To begin the year, we learned about the project, 67 Sueños, a project about youth who are in the US illegally and the challenges they face daily. We took this and researched more about US immigration and how children are part of this.