DDRR has a youth dialogue model that provides an opportunity for youth to engage in discussions about inclusion and valuing diversity. Youth discuss and participate in activities that address stereotypes, discrimination, prejudice and privilege. The goal of the youth dialogue is to change attitudes and foster behavior that respects differences in others.
Youth in grades 6 thru 12
Over a four day period (one hour each day) the following topics are discussed:
· Recognize the similarities and differences among people. Acknowledge the uniqueness of each individual.
· Understand the harmful effects of stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination and privilege.
· Develop an understanding of each person’s role in creating fair and respectful communities.
· Appreciate cultural diversity.