YouthOnRace.org is proud to sponsor and host the National Youth Dialogue on Race. The online dialogue began with the 2012—2013 school year, and will be ongoing. We are committed and looking forward to a sustained conversation about race relations in high schools within your community and across America.
Purpose and Objectives
The purpose of the dialogue is to help foster a sustained conversation about race relations in the United States to achieve the following objectives:
- Promote understanding of the state of race relations and inclusiveness in high schools;
- Discuss and assess the challenges that exist in neighborhoods and communities and that we face as a nation;
- Stimulate active engagement in the development of constructive actions that students to increase understanding and improvement across race and ethnicity; and
- Achieve a level of commitment to become race relations ambassadors in their schools.
How the Dialogue Works
Students will have an opportunity to go online and share their thoughts on the issues and subjects of the week with fellow students at their school or with students from other schools. Topics for discussion will be provided by students, teachers, parents, sociologists and experts specializing in ethnic, cultural and racial diversity. Teachers can encourage student participation by offering the dialogue as an opportunity to earn extra credit. The dialogue and various departments on the website provide excellent resources for essays and research papers. Please take advantage of its rich content.
YouthOnRace.org will provide usernames and passwords to teachers to be distributed to students. Student will use their individual username and password to participate in the dialogue. Youth Institute will also provide teachers monthly reports (or biweekly reports upon request) on student participation.
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