Post submitted by Steffi Mangelsdorf, HRC Foundation Intern

For the first time, HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools, a program aimed to end bullying in schools, came to Utah this week.  Tracy Flynn, the Welcoming School's Pacific Northwest Regional Consultant, facilitated the meeting with educators in the state to present "a comprehensive approach to creating inclusive school climates that embrace all forms of diversity."
After watching "What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying, and Bystanders" at Pleasant Valley Library in Ogden, Utah, a panel of local educators discussed the impact of bullying in schools. The panel also included Pastor Gage Church of the Church of Christ, who agreed that religions need to be a part of the solution to end bullying.
HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools offers professional development tools, lessons aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and additional resources for elementary schools on embracing diversity and to ensure the safety and well-being of students.
For more information, visit HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools and Religion and Faith programs.

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