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Building an Inclusive Community

Kymani Montgomery '12 (he/him) is our inaugural Global Family Alumni Visiting Scholar. As Camp Director and Programs Manager of the Ten Oaks Project in Ottawa, Canada, Kymani has been delivering workshops across our school, helping and empowering us to make LAS more inclusive for children, teenagers, faculty, and staff who are members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
 
Over the course of the past week, Kymani held workshops with senior leadership, the DEIJ committee, dorm heads, all external relations teams, StuCo, as well as students across all grades and dorms. His impact across our entire school will help us become a more compassionate community, and ensure we are building a school that is safe and welcoming to everyone. As an educational institution, encouraging all members of our community to learn about and celebrate all aspects of our diversity, and challenging everyone to be good citizens of the world is central to our mission.
 
Kymani is connected to LAS through his three years as a student, including one as student body president, and his four years as an LAS Summer staff member. His siblings also attended our school, and his connection to the Magic Mountain has remained strong ever since. Throughout this week, Kymani has been hosted by the Technicolor Fellowship—our LGBTQ+ student group.
 
The Global Family Alumni Visiting Scholar program is sponsored by the Impact Fund. Kymani's visit has delivered important professional development, education, and resources across our entire school community. Over the coming months, we will be inviting other alumni to return to LAS as Visiting Scholars, including those in engineering and science, communication and performance, and business and entrepreneurship. 
 
If you would like to know more about this new Global Family engagement program, or potentially sponsor a Visiting Scholar, please get in touch with us at advancement@las.ch.
 

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