REGISTRATION IS OPEN for 2022-2023 school year!!!  JOIN THE MOVEMENT that is NO PLACE FOR HATE!!


Curious about ADL’s No Place for Hate program? Visit these pages to get acquainted and share widely:

What an awesome virtual event we had on April 20th to celebrate and designate our 2021-2022 No Place for Hate schools!!  These remarkable schools, educators and students committed the entire year, through substitute shortages, changing pandemic protocols and so much more to ensure they were creating welcoming safe school communities!!!

Special guests included, Jessica Darrow, Luisa from Encanto, Grey Delisle, voice of Scooby-Doo, Fairly OddParents, Avatar: the Last Airbender, and Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse – each sharing their  congratulations and the importance of fighting the good fight, challenging bias and bullying!

We celebrated with words of wisdom from educators, parents and students and in particular our 2021-2022 No Place for Hate Excellence Award Winners – Belleview Elementary School (Cherry Creek School District), Lucile Erwin Middle School (Thompson School District), and Highlands Ranch High School (Douglas County School District)!

Our No Place for Hate Celebration wouldn’t be complete without our student art contest winners, which were highlighted and honored. Check out the winning art here: 2021-2022 Art Winners

Only with ADL’s generous sponsors are we able to continue to work with educators, students and families to ensure school communities are safe, positive and inclusive environments for all.  Thank you to our Liberty Sponsors: The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Colorado, S&P Global Foundation; our Advocacy Sponsors: Barry & Gay Curtiss-Lusher, The Melvin & Elaine Wolf Foundation; our Impact Sponsors: Bender West Foundation, The Gerald and Roberta Quiat Family Foundation and the Raphael Levy Memorial Foundation. In addition, we would like to also recognize these generous supporters —  GSR Fund, Inc. by Greg S. Rosenblum, JEWISHColorado, Verizon, Gary Kleiman & Elisa Moran, Ibex Investors, Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation, Craig Fleishman, and the Heyman Family Fund.

No Place for Hate Excellence Awards were created for those schools that excel in helping to create a culture that is safe and welcoming for all. This may be based on a specific activity or a year-long culmination of activities that significantly impacted their school community. It may also be based on the commitment they have made to the No Place for Hate framework, whether it is their 14th year or the first. Check our current and past recipients at this link: Excellence Awards

For more information about No Place for Hate for 2022-2023,  visit:

ADL’s Education work continues through the challenges of COVID-19. ADL is committed to support our school communities. Follow ADL (Mountain States) on Facebook and Twitter for info & resources.

What does it take to be a No Place for Hate school?

If you are interested in learning more about ADL’s No Place for Hate program or interested in letting your principal or counselors know about No Place for Hate?

ADL has learned that promoting sustainable, positive change in school climate is a continual, long-term process rather than a final destination. ADL’s No Place for Hate Initiative is a school climate improvement framework that provides preK-12 schools with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying and hatred, which can lead to long-term solutions to foster and maintain a positive climate. No Place for Hate schools receive their designation in the following ways:

  • Building inclusive and safe communities in which respect is the goal and where all students can thrive.
  • Empowering students, faculty, administration and family members to take a stand against hate and bullying by incorporating new and existing programs under one powerful message.
  • Sending a clear, unified message that all students have a place where they belong.

The most successful No Place for Hate schools make it visible, they get creative, develop a community language, incorporate elements within their curriculum and weave their message of respect into the fabric of daily school life.