1C: Has a culture that allows participants to take initiative and explore their interests;
2D: Teaches participants to interact with one another in positive ways
Responsible Decision Making, Social Awareness & Relationship Skills
Creating a climate of mutual respect between the instructor and the students
Standing up for what is right is not an easy thing. Sometimes, when we look at the world around us, we can see how unfair it is to people around us. You may see someone getting bullied at school or see stories in the news about people who treat others differently because of the color of their skin. Maybe you have even experienced something that was unfair and wished that someone would have stood up for you. Bullying others is never okay, but it is also not okay to stay silent. Use your voice to stand up for others, tell a trusted adult and keep saying it until you are heard.
In America, there is also a bigger problem of racism, which is a type of discrimination based on the color of your skin and the culture of your family. Some White people have used racism to hurt and oppress people of color and have caused many unfair laws and practices. While we have come a long way, racism still exists today, and it is up to us to work together to speak up for fair and equal rights. As you go throughout the week, use your voice to speak up and say something when you witness someone being treated unfairly. Remind people that their words and actions matter, and those words and actions should be used to make the world a better place!