One of the many goals of this student-led initiative is to help promote a positive culture. “No Place For Hate” is a division of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in Albany, which provides tools for students to develop their leadership skills, and instill a climate of anti-bullying and anti-bias throughout the student body. The program will work in partnership with Railroaders Against Violence Everywhere (RAVE).
To date, approximately 30 students grades 7-9 have been regularly meeting during their lunch and advisory periods under the advisement of school counselor Mr. Topher Montville and high school teacher Mrs. Andrea Mistretta. The students have been collaborating and planning for student-led activities as required by the ADL to be recognized as a “No Place For Hate” school.
The chapter looks forward to planning and hosting additional events. Students grades 7-12 are welcome to join at any time.