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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center
Adolescent Advocates Program

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center (HMTC), supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations, is offering student and adult mentor training to combat the rise of hate crimes on Long Island.  HMTC is offering a new, unique program to train and empower teens and adults to respond to these words and acts of hate.

Adult Mentors: Are You?

  • A member of the community who works with young adults?
  • Interested in learning how to mentor and guide Adolescent Advocates?
  • Ready to get the tools you need to be an effective advocate for tolerance?
  • Available for a Mandatory training, Thursday, August 17,, 2017 or Thursday, October 5, 2017 at HMTC, Glen Cove, NY?

Adolescent Advocates: Are You?

  • In grades 7-11 and are committed to bringing change to your community?
  • Interested in learning to respond quickly and safely to acts of hate and bigotry?
  • Ready to get the tools you need to become an effective advocate for yourself and your peers.
  • Ready to become part of an ongoing network where you will get the support you need to enact tolerance action plans in your community. 
  • Suffolk Training: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Bellport Boys and Girls Club, Bellport, NY
  • Nassau Training: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at HMTC, Glen Cove, NY

How to Apply:

Mentor applications are due by October 2nd, 2017. Student applications are accepted through October 6th, 2017.

Space is limited!

For more information contact: Helen Turner, Adolescent Advocates Program Manager

516-571-8040 ext. 101 or helenturner@hmtcli.org

Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center

100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, New York 11542

*Required Field

*Quotes from this application may be used for teaching purposes. Please check the box indicating our ability to use your statements anonymously.

Workshops will take place on two dates. Please indicate the date and location of your choice.

October 14, 2017 - Bellport Boys and Girls Club, 471 Atlantic Ave, Bellport, NY 11713 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pmOctober 22, 2017- HMTC, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11788 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

I hereby authorize you to videotape/film my child’s image and voice or photograph my child and to use images and/or any information provided in ways that will be beneficial and educational for the Center, including but not limited to: photographs, films, and interviews which may appear on websites, social media, and in print media. I have willingly given permission for such purposes and I release and discharge you from liability in this regard. I understand you will utilize such information in an appropriate style as benefits a nonprofit organization as the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.

*Quotes from this application may be used for teaching purposes. Please check the box indicating our ability to use your statements anonymously.

Mandatory Adult Training will take place on August 17th or Thursday, October 5, 2017 4-7pm at HMTC.

Adolescent Advocate trainings will take place on the following dates. Please indicate ONE date and location of your choice to participate as an Adult Mentor.
*mandatory please choose one*
August 17, 2017- HMTC, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11788 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pmOctober 5, 2017- HMTC, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11788 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pmOctober 14, 2017- Bellport Boys and Girls Club 471 Atlantic Ave, Bellport, NY 11713 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pmOctober 22, 2017- HMTC, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11788 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

I hereby authorize you to videotape/film my image and voice, and to use my name, photograph and/or any information provided in ways that will benefit and be beneficial and educational for the Center. I have willingly given permission/posed for such purposes and I release and discharge you from liability in this regard. I understand you will utilize such information in an appropriate style as benefits a nonprofit organization as the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.

This program is partnered with Communities Against Hate.

About Communities Against Hate:
Communities Against Hate is a national initiative to collect data and respond to incidents of violence, threats, and property damage motivated by hate across the United States. The initiative leverages a reporting database (www.CommunitiesAgainstHate.org) that aggregates reports from both victims, witnesses and news accounts of hate incidents, as well as offers legal resources and social services to support people in need. Communities Against Hate aims to aggregate data on hate incidents, providing legal and social support, raising awareness, and educating the public on the prevalence of hate.

The initiative is led by The Leadership Conference Education Fund, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and partner organizations representing diverse communities that reflect the fabric of America, including: Center for Community Change; Color of Change; Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (GSA Network); Hollaback!; Muslim Advocates; National Council of La Raza; National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC); New York City Anti-Violence Project; Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; The Sikh Coalition; National Disability Rights Network; South Asian Americans (SAALT) and the Transgender Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center is serving as a strategic advisor to the initiative.

More about Communities Against Hate here