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Mentors foster safe school climate

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The Saxe Middle School RAMs - Recognized Allies & Mentors - recently completed a third assembly presentation to their peers. The group of seventh-graders was formed last year when the members volunteered to participate in training sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League. The training and the subsequent work at school helped to further develop their understanding of teenage social dynamics and provided them with the skills to serve as "allies" - students who "step up" and actively support positive peer interactions and a safe school climate. This year's assemblies for the fifth and sixth grades highlighted the important role of the ally.

The Saxe Middle School RAMs -- Recognized Allies & Mentors -- recently completed a third assembly presentation to their peers. The group of seventh-graders was formed last year when the members volunteered to participate in training sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League. The training and the subsequent work at school helped to further develop their understanding of teenage social dynamics and provided them with the skills to serve as "allies" -- students who "step up" and actively support positive peer interactions and a safe school climate. This year's assemblies for the fifth and sixth grades highlighted the important role of the ally.

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