Congratulations to T.W. Ogg Elementary for being named a NO Place for HATE campus for three consecutive years! No Place for Hate is a designation awarded by the Anti-Defamation League. T.W. Ogg is one of the only schools in Brazoria County to receive this prestigious title.
Being a No Place for Hate campus means that everyone at Ogg Elementary stands up for one another and works to create a campus where all students and staff members feel valued for who they are, explained Karen Gresham, Ogg’s School Counselor. “We have a committee of students and staff members that come up with activities that teach and foster that belief," she said.
No Place for Hate is sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League in Houston. There are very few campuses awarded this designation, even though numerous campuses apply. Peace and injustice are difficult concepts to understand and practice in our world today, but students and staff at Ogg Elementary strive every day to work and play together, without hatred.
No Place for Hate (founded in 2001) is a designation that is given to schools that qualify by planning activities on campus that promote respect, tolerance, and value in others. These lessons help raise awareness of cultural, religious, and racial diversity and, yet, help educate the youth on similarities. Furthermore, activities must address school-based issues that affect the students and faculty on the campus, have a campus-wide impact, focus on inclusion and school community, foster harmony, involve students in the planning and implementation, involve active learning, and take place over the entire school year