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for Northeast Ohio 6-12th Graders

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Important contest update: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 24 AT 5:00PM
On January 20th, an unforeseen technical issue caused the Stop the Hate essay submission portal to crash multiple times. We received several emails and phone calls to alert us that the portal was not working and we wan

Important contest update: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 24 AT 5:00PM

On January 20th, an unforeseen technical issue caused the Stop the Hate essay submission portal to crash multiple times. We received several emails and phone calls to alert us that the portal was not working and we want to thank everyone who reached out. There may be other students who tried to submit and couldn’t, but didn’t contact us. It is our hope that we can reach every student who wanted to submit an essay and let them know they still can.

We have re-opened the portal and extended the deadline. 11th and 12th grade students may submit Stop the Hate essays through Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

​Please help spread the word that the deadline has been extended and 11th and 12th grade students can still submit their essays for the Stop the Hate scholarship contest.

To submit an essay, please click here >>>

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding as well as your interest and participation.

Nupur Goel

Stop the Hate® Youth Speak Out celebrates students committed to creating a more accepting, inclusive society. By reflecting on real-life situations and detailing ways to make a positive difference in the world, this next generation of leaders can win big.

Stop the Hate® is designed to create an appreciation and understanding among people of differing religions, races, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. By challenging young people to consider the benefits of a more inclusive society, the consequences of intolerance and the role of personal responsibility in effecting change, the contest also reflects Jewish values of responsible citizenship and respect for all humanity.

Each year, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage gives out $100,000 in scholarships, awards and anti-bias education in recognition of 6-12th grade upstanders in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties.

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    Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

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