Last week our high school joined trainers Tracey and Stanley for three days of No Place for Hate® peer educator training to kick off their year-long service project! They learned about embracing diversity, being aware of the consequences of words and actions, and each student emerged with all the tools to become community advocates and educators for students at other schools! Here is what some of our students had to say about the experience…
“No Place for Hate training taught me alot about discrimination against other races of people. I learned that certain people are offended by certain things and that we have to stand up against discrimination.”
-Gavin Krooks, 11th Grade
“I think no place for hate was a great program. I’m really used to being in that type of environment and I really enjoyed it. I learned that there are serious things that need to be addressed and handled and that everyone needs to take part in standing up for themselves and others.”
-Nick Ramirez, 11th Grade
“At our training, there was a lot of useful information that most of us were not aware of: we learned about a lot of “isms” that we didn’t know about before.”
-Emily Ferry, 10th Grade
In 2013, SOM first became a No Place for Hate® school through the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). We participated in anti-bias programs, went through educational training with the ADL, and capped off the experience with a week-long civil rights historical tour through Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia.
No Place for Hate® was developed to organize schools to work together and develop projects that enhance the appreciation of diversity and foster harmony amongst diverse groups. The campaign empowers schools to promote respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry.