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The purpose of the NAMES program is to increase awareness and develop the following skills:
§ All participants gain a working understanding of diversity issues, the harm caused by prejudice and discrimination, and their own power to have an impact on others.
§ Participants have the opportunity to hear the perspectives of their classmates and teachers. They also have the opportunity to be heard.
§ All participants contribute to assessment of the school environment and the development of realistic action steps that can be taken to address identified needs.
§ Student panelists learn valuable skills in essay writing and presentation.
§ Student and adult facilitators are trained by professional ADL facilitators to guide students in the exploration of diversity issues.
§ All participants have the opportunity to experience the success and empowerment of social action and good citizenship.