Celebrating DAP’s Give Respect, Give Respect Program

06 Feb Celebrating DAP’s Give Respect, Give Respect Program

Veronica Smith, data2insight founder, recently joined the Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP) for one of their Give Respect, Get Respect program sessions.

The Give Respect, Get Respect Diversity Youth Program (GRGR) was established in 2002 in collaboration with Edward Jones and has since graduated 1,300 participants.  It is a free five session anti-bias program that takes place throughout a typical academic calendar year.  GRGR gives students the tools to become inclusive leaders within their schools and helps break down walls that separate students from each other.

Veronica was excited and inspired to see the engagement of teachers and students in conversations about inclusion and diversity.  Additionally, the Education Director of the St. Louis chapter of the Anti-Defamation League was a keynote speaker at the event, inspiring all attendees to engage in difficult conversation to advance communication in our communities.