Educational Resources and Opportunities to Value Diversity
WHAT WE BELIEVE
OHUDDLE'S COMMITMENT AS AN ORGANIZATION IS TO:
fight against racism so that our students of color can thrive.
At OHuddle we believe that relationship is a safe space to engage our foundational values of:
We foster opportunities for mentors to be educated about anti-racism, wellness and safety.
If you are an educator who desires further education on this topic, please contact us. We are happy to share.
Mentorship is good for everyone and OHuddle commits to support both students and mentors with scaffolded support from staff members trained in promoting equity and social justice.
Learn about our operational policies around training and equal opportunity
We involve students in our growth and educational opportunities. We trust that students have important perspective and leadership useful in informing our practice and growth.
OHuddle is establishing a student committee connected to the NAACP to promote constructive change
We don't expect to be perfect, but we do expect our staff, mentors, and students to acknowledge when they've made a mistake and to work to make it better.
Additional resources about starting your work and keeping yourself accountable to work with diverse youth.
We seek to understand, challenge growth with love, and give grace when others make mistakes around us.
Learn how to meet others on their journey to anti-racism
As a Christian organization, we are called to love others including those who are from different backgrounds and cultures.
Are you ready to walk your faith? Become a mentor.
UNDERSTAND YOUR BIAS
EVALUATE YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS BIAS:
The Implicit Association Test on race—which takes less than five minutes to complete, and is hosted by Harvard University—evaluates subconscious bias using the test subject’s own automatic impulses and reflexes.
Use the results of your IAT to inform which reading and educational resources listed below might suit your growth on issues of anti-racism.
ADULT ANTI-RACISM READING
Anti-racism work is an ongoing, everyday process. Start by surrounding yourself with literature, articles, and podcasts supporting active allyship, listening and learning.
YOUTH ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES
Supporting youth to be anti-racist means:
Intentionally including books that go beyond slavery and the civil rights movement
Using media to point out examples of racism and stereotypes
Giving children a contextual example of privilege like being able to shop without being followed.
Support students by asking about their experience and challenging their growth through reading materials and supportive questioning.
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In partnership with the Wooster Orrville NAACP, OHuddle is establishing a student committee to unpack and take action on promoting anti-racism in Wayne County.
This group, led by renowned speaker, author, and international leader Dan Owolabi, will be given agency to identify and affect change in our community.
Student candidates for this committee are OHuddle mentees with proven leadership skills who are ready for visibility in the community.