About The Respect For All Project
The Respect for All Project (RFAP) operated as a core program under the GroundSpark umbrella for more than twenty years.
Our central goals were:
- To challenge stereotypes and to help children, youth and adults understand the connections between a variety of bias and identity issues;
- To promote respect and equity at the earliest age possible and on an ongoing basis, before negative attitudes and prejudices become entrenched and harmful;
- To reduce the number of acts of bullying and violence among youth; and
- To help create inclusive, welcoming school and community environments where young people and families of all backgrounds and experiences can thrive.
Since the Respect for All Project began, more than a million students from across the U.S. and all over the world have seen our films. As a result, they have participated in life-changing discussions about: gender, culture and sexuality; family diversity; bias and bullying; school climate; LGBT-inclusivity; violence prevention; and acting for change. In addition, the Respect for All Project has trained tens of thousands of educators, social workers, school counselors, youth service providers, parents and community members in all parts of the United States. We have worked with a wide range of national, state and local partners, including leaders in the fields of education, youth development, health and mental health, school climate, gender and sexuality, violence prevention, and the safe schools movement.