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The 2020 contest is now closed. To learn more about the annual scholarship contest, please contact program manager, Ben Becker at 216-593-0577 or

Ana Sofia Fehn2020 Stop the Hate® Youth Summit
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, 8:45 am – 2 pm

The 2020 Stop the Hate Contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. Finalists will be announced in early February. Please know that if you are not selected as a finalist, don’t be discouraged. Keep writing and telling your story. Your voice matters!

We would like to help you advance your leadership skills as a community upstander. If you are a 6-12th grade student who entered the Stop the Hate contest, you are now eligible to continue your education with us as a participant in the Stop the Hate Youth Summit, and upon completion receive a 2020 Upstander Certificate.

This summit was originally planned for spring, however an amazing opportunity presented itself and the summit will now be held this February in partnership with Tri-C’s Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies program and feature a special Stop the Hate track for 6 – 12th grade students who entered the contest. Please see the invitation and register early. Seats will be filled on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to seeing you on February 21!

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