What is StandUp Students?
StandUp Students, a program of the Diversity Council, provides interactive scenario-based training that equips students with tools and tactics to interrupt bias and hate as it occurs, in safe and age-appropriate ways that help build environments where all students feel welcome.
Who is StandUp Students for?
All of our trainings for grades 5-12 are fun and engaging and reinforce the values and principles taught in our schools.  The skills developed in these workshops continue to grow through practice at school and beyond.
The Need:
  • 1 in 3 kids face bias at school

  • 30% of youth admit to taking part in identity-based bullying

  • 70% of youth have witnessed bias incidents


When bystanders step in and stand up, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time. 


No single factor puts a child at risk of being bullied and bullying can happen anywhere: cities, suburbs, rural areas.


Interrupting bias incidents and bullying often prevents escalation.  It also leads to better outcomes for all learners.


This is an excellent, very practical training to equip students to be part of creating a more compassionate and safe school.​

  -  Laura Smith-Hill, LSS, Center for New Americans

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Heidi Wilkins

Outreach and K-16 Education