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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 the NP4H PTA Committee at Morningside Elementary School during the 2021-22 school year. 

No Place for Hate® program 1: Kindness Graffiti 

On Thursday, December 9, MES students took part in the first No Place for Hate® program. All students took part in a lesson on kindness and then proceeded outside to decorate our school with "kindness graffiti" using sidewalk chalk. Families joined in the outdoor graffiti sessions making for a truly unforgettable day! 

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No Place for Hate® program 2: "You Be You" Rock Garden

On Friday February 11th, MES students took part in the second No Place for Hate® program. We started with a classroom lesson focused on how the unique traits of every individual student at MES adds beauty to our whole community. Each student had the opportunity to paint a rock that collectively made a beautiful rock garden installation on our campus. 

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No Place for Hate® program 3: "Hands Across A Community" 

The four elementary schools in the APS Midtown Cluster (Hope-Hill, Mary Lin, Morningside and Springdale Park) worked together on a Cluster-wide No Place for Hate® program: Hands Across A Community. The project included two phases, and will result in a collaborative art installation at each school’s building. The entire process, including participatory lessons in school and opportunities to work with a professional teaching artist allowed each individual school community to have a visual art installation to remind every student (& their families) that they are all part of a larger, vibrant APS Midtown Cluster community. 

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Click here for the project overview

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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®.

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