Can you explain the process underage children will be asked to sign the voluntary “no place for hate” pledge? Should young children be asked to decide to sign or not sign such a statement? Many children are still taught the golden rule to treat others as they would want to be treated. No contract necessary.

Written by on February 2, 2016 in Grapevine

Q (continued) This is the pledge from no place for hate…Resolution of Respect

I pledge from this day forward to do my best to combat prejudice and to stop those who, because of hate or ignorance, would hurt anyone or violate their civil rights. I will try at all times to be aware of my own biases and seek to gain understanding of those who I perceive as being different from myself. I will speak out against all forms of prejudice and discrimination. I will reach out to support those who are targets of hate. I will think about specific ways my community members can promote respect for people and create a prejudice-free zone. I firmly believe that one person can make a difference and that no person can be an “innocent” bystander when it comes to opposing hate. I recognize that respecting individual dignity, achieving equality and promoting inter-group harmony are the responsibilities of all people. By signing this pledge, I commit myself to creating a community that is No Place for Hate


A. That is not the pledge for elementary students, that is for secondary. Each school will do it differently. If you have a concern please call your child’s school.¬†

No Place for Hate Promise- Elementary School

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 at school.

I want our school to be No Place for Hate.