RED Group (Respecting Everyone’s Differences) is a student group whose members use their personal and collective voice to raise awareness of the diversity, varying perspectives, and inequities within their communities.
Being in RED Group for the past three years has really opened my eyes to the things going on in the world. Learning about diversity and how it plays a role in my personal life and school life has really helped me see daily stereotypes and prejudices that somebody might not notice or seems normal because it happens so often. Overall being a part of a group like this provides a new way of thinking and action when racial slurs, bullying, exclusion and many other things occur.
-Erica R., Class of 2011
The RED group is a non-judgmental diversity group at Orchard House. Any student can join, and its purpose is to create a safe environment where girls can express themselves and learn about diversity, while trying to make our school a better place. Aside from educating within the school, the RED group also brings select students to local diversity meetings, as well as a big conference in Washington D.C. At the end of the school year, the RED group also organizes a conference at Orchard House on a topic they have selected. One of my favorite memories of RED group is our D.C. trip. It was so much fun, and very interesting to meet, and to see so many different kids expressing their feelings about diversity. It was eye opening. I love RED group, and think that it is becoming a very important part of Orchard House School.
- Emma B. Class of 2012