Burgess-Peterson Academy implements the No Place for Hate® program, an Atlanta Public Schools district-wide initiative
Since 2015 APS has implemented the Anti-Defamation League's No Place for Hate® initiative District-wide.
Each year all APS schools, including BPA, participate in programs around the goal of creating a welcoming community committed to stopping all forms of bias and bullying.
Below are the three No Place for Hate® programs provided by Ms. Mellick, and in collaboration with homeroom teachers at Burgess Peterson Academy for the 2022-23 school year.
No Place for Hate® program 1: "Our BPA Family"
In December, BPA students took part in the first No Place for Hate® program. All students took part in a lesson on how our classmates and our school community are part of an important extended family. After reading the book, "Our Class is a Family," students reflected on what the BPA Family means to them.
No Place for Hate® program 2: "What is Love?"
In February, BPA students took part in the second No Place for Hate® program. All students took part in a lesson exploring what love means. After reading the book, "Love, Z," students created book marks with messages and illustrations of love. Those bookmarks were hidden amongst the books in the library for students to find & keep when checking books out.
No Place for Hate® program 3: "I Am Love"
In April, BPA students took part in the third No Place for Hate® program. All students took part in a lesson exploring how to share love with others. After reading the book, "I Am Love," students decorated our building with "love graffiti" using sidewalk chalk.
The No Place for Hate® Pledge
Another key component of No Place for Hate® is rallying our entire school around the program - making a commitment to make BPA No Place for Hate®.