Overcoming hate begins with education and continues with opportunities to build on lessons learned. Through school- and youth-based partnerships, the Levine Center to End Hate is engaging today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders. Our goal is to meet kids and young adults where they are and work together to build understanding based on compassion and mutual respect.
Co-Creating Our Anti-Racist Future
Four Weekly Sessions
For current 10th-12th graders, this program sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester will assist Jewish teens in building the vocabulary and tools needed to engage with the lifelong work of anti-racism. Each session will offer participants an opportunity to build understanding within their own community, while stretching their comfort levels with challenging topics.
ROC2CHANGE: Student Summit on Race
The day after speaking at the Levine Center to End Hate launch event, Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Kaleka continued to share their reflections and insights as keynote speakers at the ROC2Change: The Student Summit on Race. Student-led and student-organized, ROC2Change engages hundreds of public and private high school students throughout Monroe County in peer-to-peer discussion of racism, privilege, diversity, and inclusion. This year’s summit was hosted by Pittsford Central School District.
RISE in Rochester
08.2019 THRU 03.2020
For the 2019-2020 school year, the Levine Center to End Hate launched its pilot youth program in Rochester in partnership with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE). Active in over 30 states, RISE’s dynamic leadership program equips athletes, students, coaches, and administrators at all levels with the tools to address matters of racism, prejudice, and intolerance.
BROCKPORT, GREECE ARCADIA, GREECE OLYMPIA, AND HILTON HIGH SCHOOLS—AS WELL AS NAZARETH COLLEGE—WERE AMONG THOSE PARTICIPATING FOR THE 2019-202O SCHOOL YEAR.
Meeting Reverend Dr. Bernice King
On May 5, 2019, the Levine Center to End Hate brought more than 110 students from over 10 local urban and suburban schools together with the Rev. Dr. Bernice King, CEO of The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change and daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Meeting with the students in a special session before keynoting local nonprofit PathStone Corporation’s “Provoking Thought” luncheon, Dr. King answered questions and inspired the young audience with messages of nonviolence and inclusion.