Monday, October 26, 2015

Pine Tree Junior High Participates in National Mix It Up Day

Students at Pine Tree Junior High will participate in the National Mix It Up Day on Tuesday, October 27 during their lunch periods.

On this day students will move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch.  It is a simple act with profound implications.

Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice.  When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.

National Mix It Up is sponsored by Teaching Tolerance.  Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children.

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