All SGF schools recognized as “No Place for Hate”

June 5, 2017

No Place for Hate LogoOn Thursday, May 18, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Albany recognized 45 schools from the Capitol Region, including all six schools in the South Glens Falls Central School District, as No Place For Hate® for their commitment to creating bias and bully-free, inclusive learning environments.

The recognition ceremony, held at the SUNY Albany Performing Arts Center, hosted over 350 students and educators who participated in the No Place Hate® program at their school and honored those who went above and beyond to stand up to bullying with Gold Star awards.

“No Place for Hate was a wonderful collaboration between the school district and the ADL to promote character education and leadership development that will empower our students to be advocates of a positive school culture and climate,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton, Ed.D. “We appreciate the support of Education Project Director Beth Martinez, who helped us at one of our Parent University sessions and at each of our six buildings throughout the year.”

The ceremony also featured the renaming of ADL’s esteemed award for outstanding community or school members as the ‘Neil and Jane Golub Making A Difference Award’ in recognition of their 30 years of being committed to to bringing ADL’s Education work to the greater capital district.

No Place for Hate was designed by the ADL to “create inclusive communities and empower schools to challenge all forms of bigotry.” The goal of the program is to create a safer learning environment, to promote unity and respect, and to reduce negative behaviors such as bullying or name-calling.

To participate in the program, students in the district have signed the Resolution of Respect (high school and middle school students)/Promise of Respect (elementary students). By signing, students commit to promoting respect and challenging bullying.

Throughout the school year, each of the district’s schools will hold at least three activities that meet the No Place for Hate guidelines.

Award-winning singer/songwriter Jared Campbell performed, and District Attorney P. David Soares presented the keynote address. CBS6 Albany news anchors Liz Bishop and Greg Floyd CBS6Albany were the emcees for the event.

Learn more about No Place For Hate® here: http://newyork.adl.org/albany-no-place-for-hate/

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