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 2017-2018 school year is: "Immigration: A Snapshot"
The Diversity Center will explore immigration and its meaning in contemporary USA by analyzing its context in terms of the foundation of American Society until today. Through our programming we aim to identify the context of immigration and migration throughout American History, both within and across boarders at the same time identifying real stories, struggles and success. Analysis of the meaning of citizenship, exploration of how immigration and status have affected American cultural development, sustenance, and social justice movements will outline all of our programming throughout the 2017-2018 school year.
Please join us in our efforts to educate and impact the community.
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.
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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.
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Camp STARR, (Students.Talking.About.Race.Relations.)
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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 integrates music, visual, theatrical, and English language arts with lessons focused on inclusiveness, tolerance, race relations, and communication skills while promoting students' 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
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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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meet Ohio State Learning Standards
Social Emotional Learning