by Lily R. '19, for the Los Angeles Times High School Insider
Brentwood School hosted its first ever Anti-Defamation League Peer Leadership training on Aug. 16-17.
The ADL's Peer Leadership and Peer Training programs have reached over 71 thousand students since 2004. These trainings are designed to "focus on the development of an inclusive culture and respectful school climate by addressing issues of bias and bullying," according to the ADL Peer Leadership manual.
"We focus on facilitating discussions and dialogue," ADL Education Director Annie Ortega said. "We are not necessarily providing all the answers that folks may want to see or hear, but we are asking that people engage in a discussion on these topics."
14 Brentwood students participated in a variety of exercises and activities over the two-day Peer Leadership seminar. On the first day, trainees were asked to fill out a personal web identifying characteristics most important to them.
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