All students in Utah have the right to receive an education in a safe and inclusive environment, one that’s free from harassment and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and physical and mental abilities. Creating equitable, inclusive classrooms for ALL Utah kids means our state will have happier, healthier adults who are more likely to be financially stable and more civically engaged, and less likely to become involved in the criminal justice system.
Learn how you can be involved in promoting safe and inclusive classrooms throughout Utah:
Stay informed during the 2023 Legislative Session. Sign up for United Way of Salt Lake action alerts to be notified of when to write your legislators regarding updates to policies surrounding belonging and inclusion in schools.
Learn how to frame your conversations around equity in education to promote long-term change and to constructively teach those around you about how structural inequities present themselves in our education system.
Write to your local newspaper and share your thoughts about why creating inclusive and belonging environments in our local schools is necessary for our community.
Learn how local school districts, universities, and parent-led groups are celebrating diversity, addressing hate, and promoting inclusive schools.
The Provo City School District has hosted several speaker series celebrating the diverse backgrounds of students in their district. Plus, they have more on the way in the coming months. Watch the recordings on their YouTube channel.
Ogden City School District is one of the most diverse in the state with 50.9% of its students identifying as Latinx. The District and Community Advisory Council on Equity (DCACE) meets to identify barriers and bring in additional resources to help students from diverse backgrounds so that all students can succeed in school.
The University of Utah's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion office states they have the "ultimate vision of establishing a culture of belonging throughout the University and becoming a model campus for equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence." They host forums and events, committed to highlighting diverse voices in the community.
Add your name to the growing list of supporters who vow to create inclusive school atmospheres and communities where all students, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and physical and mental abilities, feel like they belong.