Another Successful Year for the No Place for Hate® Campaign

  • November 14, 2013

No Place for Hate®, the Anti-Defamation League’s year-long campaign to create school climates of respect and inclusion, reached 50 schools – over 47,000 students – in the past school year. This year, the campaign is in 54 schools reaching over 50,000 students from Durango to Fort Collins.  By encouraging students, educators and families to have a voice in the creation of grade level and age-appropriate activities for their school communities, everyone is vested in creating an intentional, inclusive school environment where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed regardless of their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, economic situation or other identities.

No Place for Hate schools that participated in the 2012 – 2013 campaign experienced a markedly improved school culture:

  • 100% of schools found No Place for Hate to be effective in creating a positive school climate
  • Two-thirds reported that the campaign was effective in reducing bullying behaviors
  • More than half of respondents said that No Place for Hate was effective in providing tools to address bias-motivated behaviors

Comments from educators and students indicate the positive outcome of No Place for Hate®. One educator stated that the program was “the most valuable anti-bias professional development training I’ve experienced in my nine years in the district.”

Student comments were equally profound. “I used to be nervous when someone was being bullied.  After spending the day with my friends and ADL I won’t be nervous anymore.  Being an ally is what’s most important,” said a 5th grade participant.  

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