Parents and Community
We’re partnering with Welcoming Schools for the 2015- 2016 school year on a new way for parents and guardians to come together to talk with school staff about promoting respect, supporting diversity, and cultivating ally behavior. Learn more about this national effort to open up discussion and take action to prevent bias-related bullying, centered on our film Let’s Get Real.
Would you like your school or community to be a safer, more welcoming and inclusive place for all young people?
GroundSpark’s Respect for All Project can help!
Respect for All Project facilitators work with PTAs, schools, religious communities, and social service centers to facilitate conversations and create action plans to reduce bias and bullying, welcome diverse families, explore topics of gender expression and sexual orientation, increase inclusion and respect, and improve the overall climate.
Depending on the age of the children being served, and the issues your organization or community want to address, we show one of the following award winning films, which then spark discussion and action-planning. By following this link you can get a sense of each film and the issues it addresses.
Our workshops are a dynamic (i.e. not boring!), interactive, communication and action oriented experience that helps communities work together to create positive change.
A safe, inclusive school and community is essential for all young people to be able to succeed. Success hinges on young people of all life experiences and identities being able to bring their full selves to the classroom or community, so they are emotionally available to learn and participate.
These forums are usually no more than two and a half hours in length, and designed to take place in a community or public setting. Cost varies depending on the length of the event, travel distance for facilitators, type of school, etc. Often times, schools and community centers find value in hosting a Family and Community Forum prior to using Respect For All Project films and curricula with students.
In preparation for one of these forums, an RFAP community facilitator works closely with local leaders and community members to ensure a strong fit between the forum content and the desired goals and outcomes of the host community, school or agency.
Please feel free to email us if you have questions or are interested in hosting a Family and Community Forum in your setting.