In May, Sussman Middle School’s PTA was awarded National PTA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award for their outstanding work in celebrating ALL students and fostering a more inclusive environment. Of the many initiatives and events the PTA supports, they were especially recognized for their support of Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) club, making school spirit-wear accessible to disadvantaged students, hosting a two-week kindness event, raising awareness of autism, partnering with non-profits to support at-risk youths and restocking the PTA HELPS food bank!

Our Pioneer volunteers that have made this recognition possible, are what truly make the difference in our Downey Unified schools. We are so proud and grateful to our school communities for their partnership and work because Our Kids Deserve the Best!