Students Mix It Up at Lunch
Students Mix It Up at Lunch
Posted on 10/29/2013

Students at Friendly Hills joined more than a million other students across the country on Oct. 29 to help break down social and racial barriers by participating in the 12th annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day. This event, launched by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project in 2002, encourages students to sit with someone new in the cafeteria for just one day. Cafeterias are the focus of Mix It Up because that’s where a school’s social boundaries are most obvious. Thousands of schools nationwide participate in the event every year.  

At Friendly Hills, 8th grade Web Leaders (in orange) helped facilitate fun activities for the other students.

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Mix It Up is a positive step that schools can take to help create learning environments where students see each other as individuals and not just as members of a separate group. When people step out of their cliques and get to know someone, they realize just how much they have in common.

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