Brooklyn Free School affinity groups provide the opportunity for groups of people linked by a common identity, interest, or purpose to come together and discuss, share, or engage in relationship to a chosen topic or theme. Affinity groups provide crucial support to community members by creating safe spaces to tackle challenging issues.
Some examples of affinity groups that have met at BFS: People of Color, White, LGBTQ+, Female-Identifying, and Male-Identifying.
The staff also meets weekly in affinity groups based on racial identification. Affinity groups have been organized for, and by, students of all ages, and have also been extended to our larger community of BFS parents and guardians.