for Northeast Ohio 6-12th Graders

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Apoorva Vallampati

Opportunities to make a positive change in the world present themselves every day. Stop the Hate®: Youth Speak Out celebrates students who seize those opportunities and commit to making a difference. By reflecting on a real-life situation and detailing ways to create a more accepting, inclusive community, 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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