No Place for Hate® in S. Florida Schools – Changing Hearts and Minds
Date: May 30, 2013
ADL’s No Place for Hate® anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying campaign is thriving in South Florida schools as thousands of students, teachers and administrators have embraced ADL’s powerful message of standing up to bigotry and preventing the seeds of hatred from growing before they take root. During the 2012-2013 school year, 38 elementary, middle and high schools earned their auspicious No Place for Hate® designations through a combination of effective ADL prejudice-reduction workshops and their own inspiring creative projects of expressing diversity.
ADL’s No Place for Hate® campaign empowers schools to promote respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry – ultimately changing the hearts and minds one person at a time.
“In addition to the efficacy of ADL’s anti-bullying programs that achieve outstanding concrete results in changing school climates, ADL’s message resonates so strongly with students that they in turn find creative ways to express these life-long lessons through impressive creative channels such as poetry slams with anti-bullying themes, a civil rights road trip to Alabama or skits about empathy,” stated Hava Holzhauer, ADL Florida Regional Director.
In order to receive a No Place for Hate® designation, schools must complete an Intent Form, read and sign ADL’s Resolution of Respect, choose and complete at least 3 anti-bias activities from ADL’s Program Resource Guide, participate in 1 ADL education training program, and submit the Activity Fulfillment Forms.
ADL’s successful anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying campaigns under No Place for Hate® were generously funded by:
Jack and Harriet Rosenfeld Foundation
Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Inc.
Community Foundation of Broward County
Glades Jewish Center
Village of Key Biscayne
Village of Pinecrest
Michael Weiner (Weiner, Lynne & Thompson)