Deadline Approaches for the Maltz Museum’s Annual Stop the Hate Essay Contest

Fri 1/5 @ 11:59PM

Fri 1/19 @ 11:59PM

Each year, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage’s Stop the Hate® Youth Speak Out invites young people in grades 6-12 to share their personal stories of discrimination and ideas about how to address bullying, bigotry and indifference in a 500-word essay.

Such an effort might seem futile in an era when bullying, bigotry and indifference to suffering are traits greased the path to the most powerful office in the world. It makes “anti-bullying” clubs in schools seem almost quaint. That thousands of kids submitted essays last year is reason to be hopeful that somewhere down the line (and it can’t happen soon enough), things will chance.

The deadline is fast approaching for this year’s contest though. Entries for grade 6-10 are due this week — by midnight Fri 1/5 Entries for grades 11 and 12 are due by midnight Fri 1/19. The winners are honored at a ceremony in the spring, being awarded grants and scholarships.

Go here for an official entry form.

 

 

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