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Students celebrate diversity, promote unity

Students celebrate diversity, promote unityNorth East ISD hosted a Student Unity Conference for high school students on Friday, Oct. 5. Under the theme “No Place For Hate,” students learned resiliency skills in order to promote a safe and welcoming school climate.

About 200 students from across all NEISD high schools attended the conference led by their Student Teacher Assistance Network (STAN) counselors. Melvin Echard, Roosevelt High School principal, participated as guest speaker.

The Unity Conference teaches students to improve relationships among their peers from different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds; communicate in peaceful and productive ways; create a welcoming and safe school climate; and provide the necessary skills to speak out against hate and injustice. The conference is also a tool to help prevent bullying. Students developed an action plan to implement throughout the year. The students who attended were selected based on their leadership skills, ability to influence their peers and willingness to spread the message of peace and acceptance back at their campus.

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Posted on October 5, 2012