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SOCS (Students of Color Society) is a voluntary, after-school group open to students in Pre-K through fifth grade who self-identify as persons of color. Students meet once a week. The curriculum is focused on nurturing self-esteem, fostering positive relationships among peers, and providing students with a comfortable forum in which to discuss issues of race and ethnicity. We make time to play together and enjoy one another’s company. We believe that students who feel supported, confident, and proud of their identity will be more successful, fuller participants in the Riverdale community. They also will be better adjusted socially, emotionally, and culturally.

Belonging at Riverdale

Students of color at the Lower School find friendship and support through SOCS, an after-school group. In this video, students and teachers talk about how SOCS builds an inclusive community.

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Latoya Allen
Director of Community Engagement, River Campus

Riverdale Country School

Mind • Character • Community



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Bronx, NY 10471
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Bronx, NY 10471
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