1. Contact ADL at 215-568-2223

Talk to a No Place for Hate representative to learn more about the initiative. The representative will ask you about demographics and climate at your school. Please review the No Place for Hate Website before the call so we can answer any questions you may have.

2. Submit a School Intent Form

After you contact ADL, you will receive a School Intent Form via email. Submit the School Intent Form to your No Place for Hate representative to officially enroll in the program. You will receive a box of free planning and publicity materials to help kickoff No Place for Hate and spread the message in the school.

3. Organize a No Place for Hate Committee

This committee, ideally made up of administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, students, community members and non-instructional staff, will oversee and coordinate the No Place for Hate initiative.

4. Complete a School Pre-Assessment

Your No Place for Hate Committee uses the School Pre-Assessment to analyze your school’s climate, goals, areas of strength and concerns. The Assessment focuses your first year efforts to address your most urgent needs. Only one Pre-Assessment per school should be submitted.

5. Hold a No Place for Hate Kickoff Event at the start of the school year

The program is introduced to students, parents, and staff through this event, during which every student signs the No Place for Hate Promise (for elementary school – versión española aqui ) or Resolution of Respect (middle and high school – versión española aqui). The Kickoff should explain No Place for Hate, affirm the school’s commitment to the program, and introduce students to the No Place for Hate Promise or Resolution of Respect. Please be aware that No Place for Hate Kickoff events do not count as one of your three projects.

6. Complete three or more projects during the school year

Projects must address the No Place for Hate themes: Celebrating Diversity, Promoting Respect for Differences, and Challenging Bias or Bullying. Projects are required to include some sort of direct-learning piece (such as pre-project lessons or post-project discussion) about one or more of the No Place for Hate themes, impact all students in your school, and ideally promote critical thinking and a sense of community around the No Place for Hate mission. See the Project Guidelines for detailed information on project requirements. You can choose from sample programs in the No Place for Hate Resource Guide or feel free to design your own. Please refer to the Project Checklist to help you ensure your project will be approved.

A Request for Project Approval Form must be sent to No Place for Hate AT LEAST 2 WEEKS in advance of each project. During and after a project, collect supplemental materials (press releases, articles, photos, videos, etc.). You will then send a Request for Project Fulfillment Form, along with the supplemental materials, to No Place for Hate when your project wraps up. Please be aware that No Place for Hate Kickoff events do not count as one of the three projects.

7. Submit an End-of-Year Assessment

The End-of-Year Assessment illuminates the changes your school has made over the past year in climate, helps you identify new goals for the next school year, and provides ADL with insight into improving No Place for Hate. If you are a currently-enrolled No Place for Hate school, you can access the End-of-Year Assessment here. Only one Assessment per school should be submitted.

8. CONGRATULATIONS! You can now be officially designated as No Place for Hate!

At the end of the year, after completing all requirements, representatives from the ADL come out to officially designate you as a No Place for Hate school. At a No Place for Hate Designation ceremony, ADL will present your school with a large vinyl banner to signify your achievement, which you can hang proudly in the building. The goal is to continue the work every year to remain a No Place for Hate school.