Power Over Prejudice Programs
Middle school students are being exposed to more aggressive acts of school violence resulting from bullying, stereotyping, prejudice, teasing as forms of discrimination. These experiences often have a lasting impact on children’s social and academic achievement, self-respect, and personal growth.
The Solution – POP Summit Experience
In an effort to decrease bullying and violence in middle-schools, the Power Over Prejudice (POP) Summit offers an educational experience for student leaders to share with their peers. Students are selected by their schools to serve as POP Ambassadors to attend the Summit. Through activities and discussions, students learn how to recognize their own prejudices, biases, and stereotypes and how these can cause social and academic problems. Our programs help teach school students tools and skills for recognizing their own biases and overcoming prejudice in their schools.
Students come to learn tools for embracing differences and then are prepared to promote awareness back at their school. Students will explore:
- Culture, race and gender differences
- Learning how to recognize, understand and address issues their everyday lives
- Tools to help them implement POP programs at their schools during week-long programs
Our signature programs, the Power Over Prejudice Summit and POP School Program, are funded and hosted by the Anti-Prejudice Consortium.
Middle School Students and their Counselors.
Over 700 middle-school students (230 each day) and their counselors from 69 schools across Metro Atlanta and surrounding counties.
Currently serving Atlanta; Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, North & South Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry County Public Schools ; Private and Religious Schools.