No Place for Hate

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

No Place for Hate (NPFH) is a holistic, school-wide co-curricular equity team strategy from the Anti-Defamation League that has been in use in schools for almost four decades. No Place for Hate 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 programs of study 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 strategy explicitly examines the relationships between individual biases and systematic oppression, including the impact of intersecting oppressions. 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

The No Place for Hate Pledge

picture of Innovation's no place for hate schoolwide pledge

  • 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.

Our students signed Husky paw prints as a commitment to this pledge, which are hanging in the front hallway entrance of our building.  In the coming months, we will engage in several initiatives to earn certification as an “official” No Place for Hate school.  We continue to welcome family and community involvement in this initiative!

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.