The designation comes from the Anti-Defamation League as a result of Lenape students working to make the school more inclusive.
Lisa Freidlander, project director of the Anti-Defamation League, has certified Lenape High School as a “No Place for Hate” school for the fourth consecutive year.
The ADL No Place for Hate (NPFH) program, which dovetails with New Jersey’s legally mandated anti-bullying programs, requires schools to complete three projects that help students learn respect and tolerance.
By providing a model for creating more inclusive environments, No Place for Hate aims to reduce bias and bullying, increase appreciation for diversity and build communities of respect.
Students agree to adopt the NPFH “Resolution of Respect,” promising to “gain understanding of those who are different from me, speak out against prejudice and discrimination,” and protect and support others “who are targets of hate.”
Each year, Lenape High School students, staff members, and family members show their Lenape Pride by signing the Lenape family’s No Place for Hate Resolution of Respect promise banner.
The week beginning the first Monday in October is recognized as the Week of Respect in New Jersey schools. Lenape observes this week by providing activities focused on character building and bullying prevention.