I teach at an elementary school in New York City and I teach a free seminar every Wednesday. 

I am doing this because my students are the only ones I know, and it makes me feel better to know that my students understand what I’m talking about. 

One of my students recently told me she had just seen the film American Psycho and was so disgusted by the way she had been portrayed by actress Emma Thompson. 

She had also seen a TEDx talk by Dr. Laura Silberman. 

The movie was about a woman who becomes a psycho who murders her husband. 

“It was just a horrific movie, and that’s what I’ve seen a lot,” she said. 

When I tell my students about this movie, they usually tell me that they had just watched a TED talk by Emma Thompson, but that they weren’t sure how to feel about the movie. 

If you want to help me teach a class with my students, you can support me by contributing to the cost of my classes or by giving me money to give out at my events. 

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to donate. 

Here are the top five things you can do to help. 


Become a mentor or a mentor-in-training. 

Becoming a mentor is the most effective way to teach a lesson to your students. 

Most of the time, I can’t afford to pay my students for the time I put into teaching them. 

In the past, I have taken on volunteers, but I have never really paid for the hours that I’ve put into training them.

I know that I can help a student if I can provide support, and if you feel that you can, then you can become a mentor. 


Become more involved in your community. 

My first step as a mentor would be to become a member of a local chapter of the NAACP. 

That’s because I see myself as a community organizer. 

You can become an active member of the community by helping with school lunches, running a neighborhood shop, running an emergency service, volunteering with the local police department, or just getting involved in local issues. 


Join the local chapter. 

Members of the local NAACP chapter are often the first people to show up to my events and offer me a helping hand when I need it. 

We have to have a strong bond with each other and we have to be willing to listen to each other’s concerns and concerns. 


Become active in local political groups. 

Many local groups are very involved in politics and support their local community.

I have attended many local elections, and the first thing I always do is go to the local election board meeting and help them run the election for the next election. 


Join a local club. 

Join a local group of people who care about your community and want to get involved in a positive way. 

A local chapter can be your local club, like the Girl Scouts. 

These organizations are like family to you. 

For example, I was a member for over 20 years and I helped organize a local high school choir. 

This was a group of kids that I had always wanted to join and to be a part of. 

There are a number of organizations that you may want to join if you want more of a sense of community.

If you would be interested in becoming a mentor for your students, I would love to know how you can get involved. 

Thanks for reading, Rachel Boyd A post shared by Rachel Boyd (@rachelboyd) on Oct 18, 2018 at 12:09pm PDT