UN Women 2018 Champions of Change

Nicholas Ferroni

Nicholas Ferroni

Award Winning Educator and Activist, “Kids who are loved at home come to school to learn, but kids who aren't, come to school to be loved”

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Happy International Women’s Day 2018! Now is the time to stand together for women worldwide,  so please join us in congratulating our 2018 Champions of Change.

Our Champions of Change campaign was introduced at the chapter’s 30th-anniversary celebration in October 2017. We are proud to announce the selection of our 2018 Champions of Change who have made significant contributions to women’s empowerment and gender equality in their professional and personal lives. These diverse champions have made an impact on a wide range of issues including women’s economic and political empowerment, gender-based violence, peace and security, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

We appreciate the generosity of the team that captured the 2018 champions: photography by JJ Jimenez, hair and makeup by Francisco Valera, and styling by Shala Rothenberg. All artists are represented by Friends & Creatives, and we thank Dean Street Studios and Melatan Riden, our Executive Creative Director.

Author, nationally recognized activist on education reform, mentor and high school teacher in Union, New Jersey, named “Upstander of the Year” by the Human Rights Campaign.

View more at: https://www.unwomen-metrony.org/news-intro/champions-of-change

 

Helping A Student After Family Is Evicted
When a teacher from New Jersey discovered one of his students had just been evicted from his home, he decided to step in to lend a helping hand. Nicholas Ferroni - a Social Studies instructor atUnion High School andPEOPLE's 2014 Sexiest Teacher Alive- recently found out that one of his former students, GeorgeHued, a senior, was facing pro...
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UN Women 2018 Champions of Change
Happy International Women's Day 2018!Now is the time to stand together for women worldwide, so please join us in congratulating our 2018 Champions of Change. Our Champions of Change campaign was introduced at the chapter's 30th-anniversary celebration in October 2017. We are proud to announce the selection of our 2018 Champions of Change ...
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Union High School Teacher Advocates for Equality in Schools
Nick Ferroni, an activist and history teacher at Union High School, explains how he is using his television background and celebrity friends to advocate for student nutrition, education reform, and LGBT and feminism inclusion in history books. Excerpt: "We are joined by Nick Ferroni, who is a history teacher, Union High School and ...
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PEOPLE's Sexiest Teacher Alive Nick Ferroni on Teacher Appreciation Week
PEOPLE's2014 Sexiest Teacher Aliveis using his voice to make a different inside and outside of the classroom. Nick Ferroni, a Social Studies teacher at Union High School in Union, New Jersey, stopped byto chat with PEOPLE NOW about the start of Teacher Appreciation Week, which kicks off May 8. He also dished on his coveted title and his T...
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'Kids Shouldn't Have to be Brave to be Themselves,' Says Award-Winning Educator
Not many public school educators have 23,000 Twitter followers, but not many have as high a public profile asNicholas Ferroni,a history teacher atUnionHigh School inNew Jersey. In addition tobeing adedicatedclassroom teacher for more than a decade, Ferroni has started programs such as "Practice what you Preach,"; which deals with health and nutr...
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