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During halftime, the 6 seniors from the Chester football team held a special on-field ceremony where they asked their favorite teacher to come out on to the field and stand beside them. Then, the public address announcer read a simple paragraph — written by the players themselves — about why they chose that particular teacher.
Accepting people’s differences and showing empathy are values we try to teach our kids from an early age. It is essential in today’s day and age to build upon that emotional intelligence as they enter adolescence, by beginning to speak to them about sexual assault, what constitutes consent and understanding boundaries.