Prism is a Cass Tech after-school club with a special mission. Prism serves as a safe space for marginalized youth to build community, discuss social justice, and empower young people to express their identity.
During this school year, Prism has met virtually once a week.
The founder of Prism is Cass Tech teacher Megan Worden, and Cass Tech teacher Kelsey Wiley is the co-founder. Prism meets every Monday virtually from 4-6 p.m. During the meetings, the members discuss what is going on in the world. The club plans virtual events that involve informational sessions on social justice issues.
Wiley said she is interested in collaborating with other groups within the district with similar missions to build a bigger network. Wiley said she believes Prism is having a positive impact on those who join. She said one of the positive things is that the members build new friendships.
“I began to notice the students flourish and feel more confident in themselves while finding long-lasting friendships," Wiley said.
Wiley said Prism’s overall purpose is to build community and empathy across different social identities by focusing on inclusivity.