The following clubs at John Handley High School are directly involved in developing student leaders and bridging differences.
Handley Black Student Union (BSU)
Sponsor: Jeffrey Keller, Chyanna Jones, and Nadine Johnson-Hamm
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Location: Room 1305
The Black Student Union is a club designed to promote inclusivity, including having more students of color in higher-level classes, reducing the number of absences and dropout rates here at Handley, and improving post-secondary education. The Black Student Union's goal is to improve inclusivity at Handley. We want to create this club to bring students of all spectrums together. We hope to establish a safe place for any group to share and learn to improve the community here at Handley. Throughout the school year, we will do community service projects, go to historically black college fairs, and do fantastic fundraising ideas.
Helping Educate Regarding Orientation & Identity Across the Spectrum
Sponsor: Jacob Sheaffer
Location: Room 2406
HERO´S focuses on spreading awareness and tolerance towards the LGBTQ+ community within the school as well as the Winchester community. All are welcome.
Sponsor: Ileana Escalante and Ruth Espinoza
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Latinos Unidos is a club open to Hispanic students and all others interested in celebrating the many Latino/Hispanic cultures at JHHS. Monthly meetings after school. Events in school and in the community ---Celebración de Winchester 2018!, Hispanic Heritage Month, Salsa dancing, Cultural Showcase, and Service Learning.
Scholars' Latino Initiative
Sponsors: Ileana Escalante, Ruth Espinoza
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Established in the Shenandoah Valley in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) public charity, nonprofit organization, the Scholars Latino Initiative (SLI) creates college opportunities for Latino/x high school students in its unique programs in Harrisonburg, Richmond, and Winchester, Virginia. SLI helps its talented, aspiring, and determined scholars as they prepare for and apply to college, secure financial aid or additional funding, and anticipate college life. In collaboration with university faculty and high school teachers, SLI offers opportunities such as rigorous academic challenge, leadership development, and supportive mentorships. SLI’s dual enrollment tuition support, computer awards, and college scholarships further empower its scholars as they pursue a college degree.
SLI was founded by Peter Iver Kaufman in 2001 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kaufman brought SLI to Virginia in 2008.
Women with a Purpose
Sponsors: Randi Jones and Haley Nelson
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Handley's female empowerment club supports educational efforts, builds positive relationships within the school and community, and seeks to learn from positive role models.