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ADL and Assemblyman Keith Wright Partner with Frederick Douglass Academy

  • April 8, 2016

As a leading provider of anti-bias education through the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute, the Anti-Defamation League recognizes that attitudes and beliefs affect actions, and that each of us can have an impact on others, and ultimately on the world in which we live. Facilitators from ADL trained a group of sixteen high school students from the Frederick Douglass Academy to become ambassadors for positive change through its Peer Training Program.  Through the training, the students learned strategies and techniques to create a safer learning environment, promote unity and respect, and ultimately reduce bullying and expressions of bias throughout their school and community. Assemblyman Keith LT Wright, who facilitated the connection between ADL and the Frederick Douglass Academy, attended the training to observe and connect with students in his district.  Assemblyman Wright addressed the students to congratulate them on the work they had completed thus far and remind them about the importance of leveraging the skills they learned in the training to make a difference in their school and community. ADL’s Peer Training is a three day workshop for high school students that prepares young leaders to use the positive power of peer influence to motivate other students to reflect upon their stereotypes and assumptions and take action against prejudice and bigotry in their schools and communities. The program is built on the knowledge that the most important influence on the development of the attitudes and behaviors of youth is the attitudes and behaviors of their peers. For more information about Anti-Defamation League’s Peer Training and other anti-bias education programs, please visit