Empowering Differences Promoting Awareness (EDPA) is a primarily student-led organization at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School that examines how we relate to one another and how we can celebrate every kind of person at our School.
EDPA meets every Tuesday night on a volunteer-basis. There are four senior leaders, who, along with the Class Representatives of Student Government, help faculty advisors lead discussions and activities. Discussions are centered around “Hot Topics,” which can range from current events in the news to student-driven questions of identity. The overall goal of such discussions is to create a space in which students feel absolutely heard and supported, as well as to determine various ways we can improve the culture of our School.