School & Youth Programming provides year round diversity centered workshops, camps, conferences, and retreats. These programs empower thousands of youth and youth serving professionals to build environments that promote respect, acceptance, and inclusion. Students who participate in our programs learn how to become leaders and positive change agents in their schools and communities.
Our programs allow students to increase knowledge and build skills while exploring aspects of diversity in a safe non-threatening environment. In addition to working with schools and educators, The Diversity Center is also available for workshops with your church, youth group, or community organization. Workshops can be customized to meet your specific needs. A variety of programs are offered to fit any training budget.
Events, Conferences, and Retreats
Our programming theme for the 2016-2017 school year is: The Cost of Justice: An Evaluation of Money in America
For years, the distribution of wealth in America has held disparities. It is rooted in how our country was founded and built. Systemic racism and a well-defined class system has shaped the definition of socioeconomic status in America. These disparities become clear when we examine socioeconomics, accessibility of education, and the health care system. Through our programming, we strive to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of students by providing the tools to become educated in financial and fiscal decisions. Follow-up conversations can run the spectrum from the cost of building America using slave labor, to the current school -to- prison pipeline and the extreme profit in America from private prisons.
Please join us in our efforts to educate and impact the community.
Camp STARR, Tuesday, June 27 – Thursday, June 29, 2017
Camp STARR is an intense and interactive 3-day retreat for high school students. Camp STARR students will examine race relations in America: past, present, and future - and in doing so, we will explore African American history and race conflict from the Middle Passage to the present day. Camp STARR participants will be challenged physically and emotionally to better understand themselves and the world which we live.
- Gain a greater understanding of their racial identity through self-identification activities
- Participate in simulations and artistic activities that depict issues of racial injustices
- Partake in team-building activities while on the Campus of Oberlin College
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Fall High School Retreat October 19-21 2017
The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s Annual Fall High School Retreat is a unique three-day opportunity for students and educators of all backgrounds, from all edges of Northeast Ohio, to come together to explore topics of social justice and diversity.
More information coming soon . . .
Spring Middle School Conference March 7, 2018
Spring High School Conference March 9, 2018
The Spring Middle and High School Conferences bring together groups of students from schools all over Northeast Ohio. Students are separated into groups that offer them the opportunity to meet students form other schools, regions, and backgrounds to participate in a series of small workshops on diversity. Educators are also provided with diversity training and education in our special educator workshops.
More information coming soon . . .
YouLEAD is an on site middle and high school program in which a core group of students engage with peers to raise awareness of diversity issues, build leadership skills, and create inclusive environments.
Each session is designed to help students explore self-awareness, collaboration, and social responsibility through the lens of diversity leadership. YouLEAD is designed as an in school program, but can be modified for delivery during after school hours, or for other student-serving organizations and events:
POTENTIAL TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Social Justice: Joining the Movement
- Diversity 101: Building Common Language
- Race & Ethnicity
- Gender [X]
- Ally Behavior & LGBTQ Inclusion
- Religious Tolerance & Respect
- Socioeconomic Simulation (SES)
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- Bullying Prevention
- Body Image & Stigma
- Student Leadership
- Storytelling & Leadership
- Student Facilitator Training
- Customized Curriculum
Diversity Through the Arts
The Diversity Center’s arts-centered diversity education program is to integrate music, visual, theatrical and English language arts with lessons focused on inclusiveness, tolerance, race relations, and communication skills while promoting student’s creativity, leadership, and academic success.
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The Diversity Center is committed to working with educators and youth-serving professionals to create a classroom setting where all students are connected, respected, and valued. This environment fosters a healthy learning community in pursuit of academic excellence. Educators and youth-serving professionals can become influential advocates for social justice in schools, districts, or programs with tools and resources shared in the following workshops.
- Building Relationships & Creating Inclusive Educational Environments
- Micromessages & Unconscious Bias
- (Dis)Ability Awareness
- Creating Culturally Competent Curricula & Classrooms
- School to Prison Pipeline
- Socioeconomics Review
- HBDI (Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument)
- Appreciative Inquiry Process
- Customized Curriculum
For more information on Educator Training please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Diversity Center is proud to offer in school screenings of the documentary film "American Denial. This film explores how denial, cognitive dissonance, and implicit bias, persist and shape all of our lives. It also enables large groups of students to participate in meaningful discussion about unconscious bias and discrimination.
Educators receive both pre and post-documentary worksheets, a discussion guide, and ideas for how to continue the lesson beyond the viewing. A representative from The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio will introduce the film and help students think about race as a vital identity marker worthy of open and honest discussion.
The Diversity Center in partnership with Goldfarb Weber Creative Media is proud to present #RethinkLabels, a video and corresponding two day lesson plan for reducing bias and stereotypes in the classroom.
Watch the 2016 #RethinkLabels follow up video!
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