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NHS Tolerance Team promotes safe school climate

November 19, 2010

Left to Right: Jim Albert, Nanda Shewmangal (both from Rhode Island for Community & Justice) Victoria McGreen, Tod Wright and Eliza DeCubellis (students at Narragansett High School), attend an off-site leadership training at the historic Towers on Tuesday.

NARRAGANSETT—Students from Narragansett High School’s Tolerance Team attended an off-site leadership training at the historic Towers on Tuesday. The goals were to promote tolerance, a safe school climate, and an understanding about student differences. Representatives from Rhode Island for Community Justice – the organization that held the workshop—were also present as were Student Assistance Counselor Ms. Sarah Laidler and child psychologist Dr. Ruth Anderson from N.H.S.
Twelve of the 20 students involved with the program were at the training session.

“We’ve been concerned about tolerance and acceptance,” Dr. Anderson said. “We want a more formalized program, one that outside members are able to join.”
Anderson and Laidler spoke about the goals of the program, namely, encouraging dialogue and exposing students from a sheltered community with peers who are different than them. The program is funded by Narragansett Prevention Partnership.

For more information pick up a copy of The Narragansett Times.

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