The SCORE program has been at De La Salle for 18 years. SCORE’s mission is to promote positive social relations within a diverse group of students and build a healthy environment at De La Salle, that consists of respectful and culturally sensitive interactions between students. SCORE works to broaden awareness of different forms of prejudice, teaches young students to identify problems caused by peer pressure, and introduces a multi-faceted approach to creative problem solving. Currently, SCORE is a central component of teaching and living out our Lasallian Core Principles of Respect for All People and Inclusive Community.
SCORE is currently comprised of 30+ upper-class students who meet to intensely study and become familiar with the social issues of prejudice, discrimination and polarization through role-playing, storytelling, group discussion, film, and structured exercises. These student leaders are placed in small teams to go and teach the curriculum to 9th grade students during their religion classes.
While the main goal of the SCORE program is to create a more respectful and inclusive community, it also aims to develop leadership within the student body. Students involved in the program participate in team-building exercises where they learn to be effective collaborators. They develop skills and learn effective techniques to engage younger students in difficult conversations, and most importantly they learn the significance of modeling the behavior they teach in the community. Members of the SCORE program come away with not only a greater level of understanding of issues of social stratification, but the ability to speak in front of an audience, work as a team, and be effective role models within the community.
The SCORE program is moderated by Mr. Cris Rosales, School Counselor.
We had close to 30 student leaders for our first general meeting August 6th in the school library. Last year during COVID, we were able to continue the program through Zoom sessions during our flex days.
There are five workshops throughout the year:
*Workshop 1 - WHO AM I IN WAYS YOU CAN’T SEE BY LOOKING AT ME?
*Workshop 2 - WHO AM I IN WAYS YOU CAN SEE BY LOOKING AT ME?
*Workshop 3 - WHO AM I AS A MEMBER OF GROUPS I IDENTIFY WITH? - Peer pressure, cliques, earn/unearned advantage
*Workshop 4 - WHO AM I AS A MEMBER OF THIS BROTHERHOOD? - Effects of collusion, bullying
*Workshop 5 - WHO CAN WE BE? GOAL SETTING AND COMMITMENTS - Use of the sculpture in the Hofmann as examples, scenarios to help address bullying