Four WSWHE BOCES schools were acknowledged as No Place for Hate schools at a recognition ceremony on May 12 at the SUNY Albany Performing Arts Center. No Place for Hate is an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League.
The schools recognized were: F. Donald Myers Education Center, Sanford Street Teaching and Learning Center, Therapeutic Support Program North (TSPN), and Washington Street Teaching and Learning Center. Congratulations to all!
Plus, all schools earned Gold Star status this year, which means students went above and beyond the four required activities.
School social worker Paul Piotrowski with TSPN took two of his students to the first-ever ceremony to recognize No Place for Hate Schools. Pictured in the photo, from left are: Liz Bishop from CBS6, Jane Golub, Neil Golub, former CEO of Price Chopper Supermarkets, Logan Saville, 9th grader in TSPN, Paul Piotrowski, and Marshal Relyea, 12th grader in TSPN.
No Place for Hate is designed to create inclusive school communities by promoting unity and respect, and empowering schools to reduce bullying, name-calling, and other expressions of bias.
In compliance with the New York State Dignity Act, No Place for Hate offers schools the opportunity to be recognized for their staff development and student training related to bullying, harassment, and discrimination. Schools that fulfill all requirements receive recognition and a personalized No Place for Hate banner at the end for the school year.