Parents, Students, and Faculty Share Views at SpeakUp!

Families from Villa Maria, Malvern Prep, Devon Prep and Academy of Notre Dame Academy came together at Malvern Prep for the annual SpeakUp! event on Thursday January 31, 2019. SpeakUp! is an organization that is designed to bring together students, parents, and teachers to talk about the many issues facing this generation in a casual and non-judgmental environment.

“SpeakUp! allows parents and teenagers to hear others’ points of view on issues and a chance to better their relationship,” said Justin Zazyczny, Villa Maria moderator for SpeakUp! “The beauty of SpeakUp is that it goes beyond this one night event; the goal is for students and adults to continue the conversation.”

Congratulations to Villa’s SpeakUp! team on a successful night. Villa student leaders include seniors Asja Abron, Ana Ciarrocchi, Sophia Crossed, Paige DeMutis, Josie Heppelmann, Natalie Judge, Annie Rogers, and Mary Wilcox; and, juniors Katherine Brown, Kate Burgess, Breton Console, Erin Kennedy, Raquel Lacusky, Alivia Orvieto, Kate Perretta, Giuliana Romeo, Emma Sweeney, and Maya Veitia.