I Remember Committee

In 2010, born out of one student’s inspiration from an in class project, the I Remember Committee was born. In a small, rural high school in Northwestern Pennsylvania, after completing a project researching someone impacted by the Holocaust, 9th grade student, Jessie King did something so simple, yet which would change the lives of those around her in unimaginable ways. She reached out to make contact through the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum with Irene, the woman whom she was researching, and was successful. This resulted in an impromptu presentation from Irene that spring, and the birth of a committee whose sole purpose was to fund raise in order to continue to bring speakers to our school  who would discuss issues relating to human rights for the following six years.

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