It was great meeting new families and connecting with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community last Saturday at the Midwest Family Equity Conference. The conference was held at the beautiful Burroughs Community School in Minneapolis.

Susan Nagel, Admissions Director at the Midwest Family Equality Conference 2012

The conference was chock full of interesting workshops and a sessions – including a session by Friends School of Minnesota’s 8th graders, accompanied by our head of school Lili Herbert. They shared  their 8th Grade Capstone video project Love is Love: Defeat the Amendment and answered questions about their process.

Lili introduces 8th grade panel

I snuck away from my admissions information table to sit in on their session. I was once again blown away by our students’ passion and graceful articulation as they represented the work of our 2012 graduating class!

I was also impressed that teens would spend a Saturday afternoon at a conference – I knew their busy schedules! The day before, they had put on two shows of Midsummer Night’s Dream for 7th& 8th grade drama club and the next day many were heading to State History Day to compete and support their peers. Whew!

When I returned to my information table for the rest of the afternoon, I felt renewed and reaffirmed that Friends School of Minnesota is a great place for kids to learn and follow their hearts.

Friends School of Minnesota is committed to diversity and being a school where all kinds of students and families feel welcome. About 12% of our students come from lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender families and we have  currently have six lgbt teachers/staff. If you are interested in learning more about Friends School of Minnesota’s programs, community, or fall openings I would love to hear from you!

– Susan Nagel, Admissions Director