Every Severn student deserves to feel a sense of belonging, to be acknowledged, affirmed, and celebrated for each aspect of their identity — gender, religion, ethnicity, culture, race, learning ability, physical ability, and more. But acknowledging and celebrating isn’t enough. We must also advocate for our students and empower them to advocate for themselves, and others, to cultivate a community of understanding, mutual respect, and social responsibility. We recognize that we have only just begun this work. But in both words and action, we are committed to ongoing change.