Planting Peace at Robert Frost

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Calling themselves the “Peacekeepers,” members of the World of Difference Club at Robert Frost volunteered to plan and plant a courtyard peace garden. The club worked with two other groups, the Site-Based Team and Friends of Frost, to create this special space. The garden was sponsored by the Horodnicki family in memory of their son Ryan.

“The Peace Garden is a symbol of the diversity among our school community,” said speech-language pathologist and club adviser Stephanie O’Connell. “At Robert Frost, we cultivate an environment of acceptance and celebration of all people. No matter your race, religion, nationality, intellectual ability or identity, you are welcome here.”

Following the garden’s creation on May 21, Frost’s World of Difference Club received recognition for its second year of achieving the Anti-Defamation League’s “No Place for Hate” school designation. Participating schools conduct activities and events that maintain an inclusive and respectful climate. Eighth grade student ambassadors from the club traveled to New York University on May 23 to receive a banner and certificate for this honor.