Amanda Harris, Project Director from the Anti-Defamation League, recently presented Mr. Matthew Bennett, Assistant Principal, at Virgin Valley Elementary School with their banner to commemorate their sixth year as a “No Place for Hate” school.
The school has fulfilled their three “No Place for Hate” projects that recognized diversity and promoted respect and understanding.
Every student has signed the “Resolution of Respect” declaration affirming a commitment to promote respect and challenge bigotry in all its form.
The school has also launched its antibullying program.
The school counselor, Ms. Julianne Szabo, provides weekly lessons to the teachers to educate the students about their character traits in order to eliminate bullying in the classrooms, playgrounds, buses, and their community.
Statistics show that schools are becoming more diverse.
“No Place For Hate” celebrates that diversity and offers a unique opportunity to prepare young people to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
With the students learning about the “No Place for Hate” program, they can create more harmonious classrooms and communities by combating bias and increasing an appreciation for the richness that diversity brings.