The Truth About Hate program for freshmen will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30 from periods 1-5. Sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute, the Truth About Hate is delivered by more than 30 students (peer leaders) and staff trained to facilitate critical components of the program.

According to Mr. Mecca and Mr. McLaughlin, the program is a student centered program developed to teach respect for differences and to provide a safe forum where students can examine difficult issues and affect positive change.

“Students will learn and embrace a common language as they honestly examine their roles over time as targets, bystanders, aggressors and allies. Within the assembly, there will be small group breakout sessions where our students will have the opportunity to address this topic further with trained facilitators. The program will culminate with empowering students to take an active role in fostering respect and appreciation.”