The Imprint Project - Ages 12-17

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What is it?

The Project Imprint is a follow-up mobilization program designed to train and involve students in the search for solutions to bullying and discrimination.

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Format

The project kicks off with an awareness workshop offered to all the high school students in one grade (and teaching staff in some cases).

The students are encouraged to take a stand on issues linked to bullying and/or discrimination.

A committee is formed to identify problems and the solutions needed to address them.

Students take the lead by creating an innovative project; they learn the value of commitment, teamwork, and involvement.

Goals

  • Encourage empathy, solidarity and responsibility by offering students the opportunity to create and carry out concrete actions;
  • Equip young people to organize projects, make decisions and get others in their school on board with their initiatives;
  • Support and equip school professionals to take students’ needs and opinions into account.

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Impacts

Young people gain:

  • An openness to diversity;
  • Training in leadership, public speaking, and project implementation;
  • The pride that comes with carrying out a large-scale project for their school and their peers.

Schools gain:

  • Trained and motivated leaders;
  • A rallying point for the whole student body and staff on issues that pertain directly to their school.