MOSAIC, a group dedicated to exploring racial identity at Minnehaha’s South Campus, held an event this past May 8th called “Games Around the World.” Kids ranging from grades preschool to eighth grade came together to celebrate diversity – the key focus on which MOSIAC stand on.
“[MOSAIC] is a multicultural family network,” leader Alicia Belton said. “We’re committed to helping build our community – diversity wise. We’re interested in helping staff and students cross barriers and build relationships.”
In the recent event, kids got to experience games from every continent with their very own passport. “What they’re learning is that the kids over in Africa and Australia and so on really play the same types of games they do,” Belton said.
Food trucks filled with options of customizable mac-and-cheese and a twist on modern dishes rolled into the main parking lot as well as a special guest speaker, Tyrone Carter, who was a former American football defensive back who played in the National Football League for teams like the Minnesota Vikings and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“My main goal is to teach these kids about maximizing their full potentials,” Carter said. “Culture and diversity it what matters the most. Everyone has their own different culture, but at the end of the day you have to able to respect each other and show love.”
As far as the reach into the upper school, the diversity club showed their support by running the games and helping things go smoothly. “We’re trying to have all of the members come and support events,” junior Alexis Turnage said, “and want to have more high school students help out.”
At the end of the day, MOSAIC is all about looking to the future. Belton said, “We’re really just trying to make Minnehaha the school of choice for multicultural families throughout the Twin Cities.”
Find photos of the event here: https://animoto.com/play/9JihPSoaskeA04IQPl9QGg