The North Middlesex chapter of Best Buddies is a club focused on developing a group of friends to spend time with. Some of these friends will be NM students with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Best Buddies hosts twice-monthly social events in school and outside of school. We welcome all students to join us for fun and friendship!
Best Buddies International is a non-profit organization with over 2500 school chapters in the US and 50 countries around the world. In addition to school-based social inclusion, Best Buddies International creates opportunities for rewarding careers, independent living, leadership roles, and lifelong friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We hope some of those lifelong friendships will start right here at NM!
The International Club meets monthly throughout the school year. It is designed to enrich the World Languages curriculum by promoting global understanding and appreciation of other cultures through participation in a variety of cultural activities. Among the activities that take place each year are celebration of holidays, arts and crafts workshops, viewing of foreign films and preparing and eating foreign foods. The group’s four officers are elected in the fall of each year.
The Model United Nations Club participates in at least two Model UN conferences each school year. Members are assigned as a diplomat to a specific UN council. Each member then researches from an assigned country's perspective, writes a position paper and prepares to debate. Skills gained are confidence, public speaking, diplomacy, research skills and how to effectively compromise. The Model UN is also a great resume builder for college and careers and members can continue with this club in college!
The NM Students for Animals Club is open to all students who have a passion for helping animals. Our mission is to raise money and hold supply drives for local animal shelters, raise awareness regarding pet safety issues, and help share information about the animals that are lost and found in Townsend, Ashby, and Pepperell.
The Young Women's Empowerment Group is an all-inclusive club to empower all genders, sexual identities, and cultural identities to discover intersectional feminism and support one another. Members need an open mind to discuss social justice issues faced in everyday life, as well as current events dealing with sexuality, race, and gender. Y.W.E.G. is an activist group aiming to discover and change the current environment in our school and society. Our monthly meetings are open to EVERYONE who wants to discuss feminism, social justice, and related issues.