Downstate – No Place For Hate®
6 EASY STEPS TO BEING A NPFH SCHOOL
An administrator or educator must sign up your school community to be part of the NPFH program. The 2022-2023 school year registration has currently reached capacity. To join the waitlist, please fill out this form.
2. FORM A COMMITTEE
The Committee must include students, faculty and staff members, at least one administrator, and at least one family member that reflect the diversity of the school community. If interested, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a committee training!
3. SIGN THE PLEDGE
Every member of the school community needs to sign the Resolution of Respect (middle and high schools) or the No Place for Hate Promise (elementary schools), affirming their commitment to No Place For Hate.
4. COMPLETE AT LEAST 3 NPFH ACTIVITIES
To be designated a No Place for Hate school, each student must have an opportunity to participate in three ADL approved activities that address bias and bullying and involve discussion, active learning, and an action plan. Schools that complete four or more activities will be considered Gold Star status.
5. SUBMIT ALL PAPERWORK
Your pledge, activity forms, and supplemental materials must be shared through your google folder.
Upon completion of all requirements, you will receive a customized banner designating your school No Place for Hate!
CYNTHIA MARKS STUDENT LEGACY AWARD
Moving forward, ADL New York/New Jersey has renamed the Gold Star Student award to the “Cynthia Marks’ Student Legacy Award” in honor of the late Cynthia Marks. The word legacy was thoughtfully selected to highlight the path Cynthia created, which continues to grow with every student touched by ADL programming.
This award recognizes one student at the Elementary, Middle and High School level who has exhibited exceptional leadership in the effort to make their school No Place for Hate. The award will be presented to selected students by our Impactors: former Peer Leaders and Peer Trainers that participated in our internship program.
Cynthia Marks’ legacy continues to make an impact on ADL New York/ New Jersey Education, particularly the A World of Difference Institute Peer to Peer programming. Her love and hope in younger generations coupled with her fight for social justice led her to sponsor our high school summer internship program for over 28 years. Cynthia opened her heart and home for our young interns in celebration of their hard work and commitment to securing justice for all.
There are no words or numbers that accurately measure the impact she has had on our region, the community, and the world. Her dedication and support brought ADL values and our mission to over 400 young leaders who now lead the way of the future as activists, lawyers, policy makers, developers and so much more.
GOLD STAR NO PLACE FOR HATE EDUCATOR AWARD
This award highlights an exceptional member of our No Place for Hate school community who has exhibited extraordinary leadership in making their school more inclusive learning environments. Click here to read the interview with our 2021-2022 Gold Star No Place For Hate Educator Recipient, Kirsten Kuhn and Katie Dervin.