“In the summer of 2020, after the George Floyd murder, there was a push here at Hebron Academy to take a stand and do something," says Lepage. An Advisory Council was formed with members who were former and current trustees, former faculty members, former parents and current administrators.
“Thanks to Zoom and an aggressive schedule, our team was able to do about two year’s worth of work in about six months. We have created and rolled out an impressive plan to ensure our community is more diverse and represents the range of backgrounds and viewpoints that everyone brings to the Hebron Academy campus.”
This initiative, known as the Albert Lepage Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, builds on the Academy’s existing efforts to welcome and teach students from a variety of cultures and expose them to the Hebron experience.