Every Child Should Belong
An Interactive Solution to Promote Global Citizenship in Schools
It is easy to see that children have a strong sense and awareness of fairness. They notice differences without hesitation or discomfort. Children as young as two and three years old begin noticing physical disabilities, skin color differences, and ethnic identity.
Talking to children about race doesn’t have to be hard. Our program focuses on utilizing children’s desire for fairness and using it discuss bias and discrimination to promote school safety and equality.
say hatred and prejudice is increasing in America
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of Black students are suspended annually
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What We Offer
We facilitate lessons and interventions to encourage healthy cross-cultural interactions in schools. Our lessons are age appropriate, explore racial similarities and differences, promote empathy, and model good behavior. Our model is based on the outcome of strengthening school culture and celebrating diversity.
It is our mission to provide individually tailored care and quality of life to all our clients through culturally relevant, equitable services and advocacy that focuses on prevention. promote healing, and advances integration in the community. Our vision is o foster quality mental health and well-being that is accessible to individuals of all ages, cultures, and faith, with a sense of belonging to the community and participating in its success.
Tidwell promotes and teaches cultural competence, dignity, respect, and resiliency of all community members. Our program is aimed at empowering participants to have a voice and respect other cultures.
- Grant and Donor Funded 100%
- Research Based Interventions 100%
- Commitment to Social Equality 100%
Teaches Children about Bias, Diversity, & Culture
We’re talking to children about race in a safe and open way.
Promotes Safe Schools
We implement early intervention programs to decrease prejudice, bias, and bullying in schools.
Improves Minority Educational Outcomes
We’re working to resolve environmental disadvantages for minorities in education.
Frequently Asked Questions
Boise is a culturally diverse city with students from dozens of different cultures and social backgrounds. Promoting racial equity and integration in schools can feel like a challenging task and we’re here to help. We’re committed to helping promote schools where every student feels comfortable with their racial and cultural identity. We’re working together with schools to influence educational outcomes through supporting cross-cultural competence in students, families, and teachers.
What age of students do you work with?
Our program is designed for K-12 students.
How long is the program?
The program is tailored for individual classroom and school needs, but usually involves 1 lesson per week for 3-4 weeks.
What is the cost to the school?
This program is grant and donor funded. There is no cost to the school.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela
Racism is not about how you look, it’s about how people assign meaning to how you look.Robin D.G. Kelley
If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.John F. Kennedy