Vision2020: Diversity Strategic Plan
Welcome to Vision 2020, a strategic plan for advancing equity, inclusion and diversity at Friends Academy.
This comprehensive plan was developed through an inclusive and collaborative process and the tremendous effort of faculty, staff, parents, students, and Trustees.
Strategic planning is a very personal process in which an institution looks honestly and critically at itself and asks, “What could we do better?” It gives the school an opportunity to define who it is, who it wants to be, and design the roadmap to reach those goals.
We will accomplish these laudable goals through major efforts in increasing diversity in our faculty, staff and student body; by offering professional training for all members of our faculty and staff and through developing and adopting an anti-bias curriculum.
Ultimately, beyond the promise and behind the text lies our mission. Our Quaker faith calls us to the task and we must heed the call. We invite you to become familiar with this plan and to join us in this vital work.
The implementation ofVision 2020 is to be a shared responsibility among all
members of the school community – attaining our vision for diversity, equity and inclusion will take everyone’s effort.
We look forward to working with all members of our school community to help implement these important next steps for Friends Academy.
Head of School
Director of Diversity, Equity + Inclusion
to our Summer DEI Series – a set of three workshop sessions designed to provide a place to start and/or sustain conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for all families within their homes, our classrooms, and beyond.
On Thursday, October 10, the Friends Academy community wore orange to honor Unity Day, part of Bullying Prevention Month. The day was also marked with the first meetings of all-school Community Groups, which bring together students and adults in all divisions to strengthen bonds across campus.
Students, staff and families gather at My Home Indian Senior Center in Hicksville.