On Tuesday, May 20, a group of 10 middle school students from Independence Charter School met with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter at city hall. Students prepared and shared statements about changes they would like to see made in the city, and they did a “toast for change” with the mayor, complete with sparkling cider in champagne glasses. Students spent almost one hour with Mayor Nutter discussing their hopes and dreams for our great city.
Back in January, ICS students also delivered their Hopes & Dreams to Mayor Nutter.
Several Independence Charter students joined the thousands of Philadelphia citizens who met the new mayor on his first day in office to shake his hand and perhaps share a message.
Third-graders Indee Phillpotts and Alexander Bakken shared their expectations and priorities. Eighth-graders Camisha Brown and Chelci Rojas used their moment to deliver the hopes and dreams of all ICS students in a book of 680 student notes, specifically created for Mayor Michael Nutter.