All LRHSD Schools Designated as No Place For Hate for the 11th Consecutive Year
Our nationally recognized No Place for Hate program is rooted in the strong relationship each of our four schools has with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). During the 2022-2023 school year, the LRHSD schools earned their No Place for Hate designation for the eleventh consecutive year. The No Place for Hate program helps schools challenge anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia and all forms of bigotry. We use it as an umbrella for both existing and new programs that reduce bias and bullying.
In order to earn the No Place for Hate designation, each school must create at least three projects that challenge students to think more critically and engage in meaningful activities that explore the value of diversity and teach skills to stop bias and bullying. All four Lenape Regional High Schools completed the requirements to become No Place for Hate for another school year. Some of these projects include participation in the NJ Week of Respect and the ADL's Walk Against Hate; an exploration of identity through the Identity Iceberg model and projects such as Humans of Lenape, where students discussed the concept of identity and then shared stories with their classmates about their experience; using summer reading to explore No Place for Hate themes; and viewing student-created anti-bullying videos to prompt discussion about bullying in school and how to combat it; and ADL’s Peer Training, where a team of students learn how to lead anti-bias programming with their peers. Peer Trainers learn to understand and challenge bias and bullying; practice antibias facilitation skills; and take on a leadership role in their schools, positively influencing school culture by challenging bias and modeling respect, allyship and civility.
The LRHSD schools are part of nearly 230 across eastern PA, southern NJ and DE currently participating in the No Place for Hate program. The LRHSD still has the distinction of being the first complete No Place for Hate school district in New Jersey.