DIGNITY RESOURCES

Educational Resources and Opportunities to Value Diversity

WHY WE FOCUS ON DIGNITY

OHUDDLE'S VISION IS

for every child to thrive and enrich their community. 

This dream begins with adults invested in learning about how to support youth from all backgrounds.

We commit to continuous updating of our resources as we learn and evolve this work.  This page was last updated 6/2021 to reflect work completed in the 2020-21 school year.

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

OHUDDLE'S COMMITMENT AS AN ORGANIZATION IS TO:

fight against marginalization so that all students can thrive.  

At OHuddle we believe that relationship is a safe space to engage our foundational values of:

TRUST

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.

INCLUSION

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

EMPOWERMENT

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 & SWAG to promote constructive change

INTEGRITY

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.

GRACE

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

LOVE

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.

 

ADULT READING

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OHuddle staff read "The Other Wes Moore" during the 2020-21 school year.  This book is a profound example of the impact of relationships and opportunity on youth in America today.  

 

EDITORIAL REVIEWS:

“Startling and revelatory . . . a rocketing real-life narrative.”—Baltimore Sun
 
“A moving book . . . a call to arms.”—Chicago Tribune

“This intriguing narrative is enlightening, encouraging, and empowering. Read these words, absorb their meanings, and create your own plan to act and leave a legacy.”—Tavis Smiley, from the Afterword

“[A] compassionate memoir—a story that explores how some survive and others sink in urban battlegrounds.”—People

 

Purchase your own copy at the link below or ask to borrow an OHuddle copy by emailing hwarner@ohuddle.org
 

 

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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STUDENT ACTIVISM

We are better together.  Can you help?  Sign up below:

In partnership with Summit County's SWAG, OHuddle is establishing a student committee to unpack and take action on promoting anti-racism in Wayne County.  

This group, monitored 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.