National Mix It Up Day
Participate in Mix It Up Day, an event which students are invited to sit with someone they don't know at lunch. Your school can choose the best way to introduce students to new people, to encourage them to cross social boundaries and to promote inclusive, welcoming environments.
National Mix It Up Day is October 28, but your school can hold it on any day.
Check out this link for great ideas for all grade levels to “Mix It Up.”
Participation in this event counts toward fulfilling No Place for Hate requirements.
It's time to take action for our kids. It's time to "Mix It Up!"
Your School Can Participate on Any Day It Chooses
- This is a simple call to action. Take a new seat in the cafeteria on Tuesday, October 28th.
- Mixing it up is easy, flexible, and free; addressing bullying in a prime targeting location.
- The goal is to encourage students to meet new people and to build inclusive and welcoming school communities.
- For our "No Place for Hate Schools," Mix It Up Day participation will count toward fulfilling No Place for Hate requirements
How can your school help stop bullying?
1. "On-board" stakeholders - meet with your executive board and your administration to discuss the "Mix It Up Day" program and how your school can participate.
Find materials and information to inform your discussion at the Mix It Up Day website.
Create your school's plan with "Six Steps to Mixing It Up:"
2. Register your school - Once your administration has agreed to participate, follow the link to the Mix It Up Day registration site. Enter your zip code and follow the directions to sign up.
3. Share your news! - Once you've registered at the site, email ECCC PTA Diversity Chair Carmen Melendez at diversity
@ecccpta.org to let our council know that your school is ready to combat bullying by participating in our Mix It Up Day event.
How can this program work in our school?
The beauty of this program is its infinite flexibility; allowing you to find the best way to get your kids to engage with kids with whom they're unfamiliar. Check out this link for great ideas for all grade levels to "Mix It Up."
- "Research consistently points to the cafeteria as a prime location where bullying occurs and where students feel unsafe." - NEA Education Support Professionals, "Perspective on Bullying"
- "According to a Department of Health and Human Services survey of middle-school students, 23.4% of students were bullied in the cafeteria."
- "School bullying prevention programs are known to decrease bullying in schools up to 25%." - Bullying Statistics 2014, NOBullying.com
- "When asked if their school participates in an anti-bullying program, 24% of CCSD respondents replied no." - ECCC PTA Diversity Survey of Cobb County School Principals and Teachers