Students Against COVID19 is a student-led movement striving to:
1) empower the nation with information, especially youth and young adults
2) protect our school community and communities of residence during this crisis.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and universities faced difficult decisions to disrupt learning and close their campuses. Despite well-meaning intentions to keep students safe and healthy, many students across the nation, especially first-generation, low-income, and international students, were displaced from their academic communities.
However, a group of students in Boston - public health students, medical students, and occupational therapist students among others saw a need for action. A huge disruption in routine & normalcy has been really difficult to navigate––and it absolutely hurts. However, we recognize there is a larger meaning and purpose: to keep our communities safe. We can make a difference in sharing information, creating community, sharing wellness tips, recipes, and learning together to create a new routine and adapt.
COVID19 will test our nation’s fabric and we want to show the country that in this time of crisis and misinformation, students are ambassadors of facts and quality information.
Our focus is on leading national social media and information campaigns that push evidence-based information on COVID19 to the general public AND empowers users to do the same.
We recognize that our academic communities are forced into a state of flux with many universities, high schools, and middle schools around the nation being closed indefinitely. We want to provide a sense of stability and community for our uprooted fellow students.
Finally, we aim to give back to our communities, particularly those most vulnerable to the sweeping changes that have already been put in place throughout our neighborhoods and cities.