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No Place for Hate

Innovation is proud to become a No Place for Hate school!

Innovation husky mascot wearing sunglasses that say "No Place for Hate"No Place for Hate (NPFH) is a holistic, school-wide, co-curricular strategy from the Anti-Defamation League that has been in use in schools for almost four decades. No Place for Hate is coordinated by members of our Equity Committee, which involves students, families, and the community to build cultural competence. The strategy is a collaboration between students, teachers, and experts intended to help people in schools and communities understand bias and combat its negative effects. Through thoughtful and appropriate activities and discussion, No Place for Hate recognizes the value of diversity in a pluralistic, democratic society, and develops strategies for all stakeholders to communicate effectively across our unique differences. The aim of the strategy is to help create a more equitable and just society. Learn more about the No Place for Hate strategy online at https://www.noplaceforhate.org.

The No Place for Hate Promise I promise to do my best to treat everyone fairly. I promise to do my best to be kind to everyone – even if they are not like me. If I see someone being hurt or bullied, I will tell a teacher. Everyone should be able to feel safe and happy in school. I want our place to be no place for hate.

Pledge Posters

The following pledge posters are available from the ADL, describing the No Place for Hate pledge for elementary-age students. These PDFs are downloadable, and have been optimized and checked for accessibility using Adobe’s PDF accessibility check protocols.


No Place For Hate Display SY23-24

Innovation's NPFH heart

In SY23-24, we promised in classrooms to commit to the NPFH tenants.  We spent time in morning meeting discussing what it means to be kind, fair, and ensuring our school is a place where all students feel welcome.  Then, as classes, we signed a husky silhouette to make the promise to ourselves and our peers.  Each grade level is connected by the color of the background paper, and all colors of the rainbow are represented.  The students on our equity committee created a heart-shaped display out of these class commitments, noting that “The Heart of Our School is No Place For Hate!”  This year, we also included blank silhouettes for community members, volunteers, families, and alumni to sign whenever they are in our building.

No Place For Hate Display SY22-23

Innovation's NPFH tree

In SY2022-23, our students reaffirmed our commitment to this pledge by tracing, adorning, and cutting out handprints to indicate that NPFH is an “all hands on deck” effort.  Our equity committee created a tree to show that we are “rooted in the NPFH principles” with each unique, diverse handprint representing the leaves of our shared school tree.

No Place For Hate Display SY21-22

picture of Innovation's no place for hate schoolwide pledge

In SY2021-22, our students reviewed the pledge with their classroom teachers, then signed husky paw prints as a commitment.  Our NPFH committee lead collected these and pieced together two(ish) paw prints, which we displayed in the front hallway entrance of our building.  We continue to welcome family and community involvement in this initiative!