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Indian Americans Of Lexington Hold School Committee Forum

Kavitha Ravi

IAL has been very aware of the growing need of the community's involvement in addressing some of the key issues concerning Indians in our town such as academic stress, pressures to succeed and the pressures our children go through being part of two cultures.  

 IAL recently held a School Committee Candidate Forum at the  Cary Memorial Library on  Feb 7th to question the candidates on some of these issues. Candidates included Sandro Alessandrini, Claire Sheth and Eileen Jay.

The Objective was to  raise awareness about the School Committee with IAL and Indian Americans, Candidates pitched on the issues that ranged from stress in schools, use of technology, answered questions on School Committee, how students are preparing for the global world and what would they  do to improve some of the existing issues in schools.  Candidates shared their views on these topics and highlighted their priorities.

IAL have been involved in the following initiative to address these needs and looking forward to work closely with School Committee members in future:

- IAL co-sponsored the workshop on Mental Health for Asian Children with LYFS and CAAL in Cary Hall

- IAL partnered with LYFS and CAAL to organize three part series workshop on parent to parent dialogue, teen dialogue and parent and teen dialogue.

- IAL was one of the sponsors for Parent's Academy 

- IAL worked with PTA/PTO and other groups to organize Success through Connection Forum last year as well this year

- IAL is working with Lex Coalition to address the issues related to children in our town

- IAL, CAAL and COLEX has formed a group called LACA (Lexington Asian Community Alliance) to work together to address the needs of Asians community in out town. We hosted an event named Academic Burnout last year in Cary Memorial library.


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