Participants and Meetings
What People Say about STS
Student-to-Student Information Sheet
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Prejudice often results from a
lack of knowledge and familiarity. As a response, JCRC developed Student-to-Student (STS), a program striving to reduce stereotypes and prejudice in the students it reaches. Initially funded in 1992 by a planning grant of the Jewish Federation, Student-to-Student has reached thousands of students in area schools that lack a Jewish presence. Young people who have had this experience can now put a “human face” to Judaism—the best antidote to bigotry and intolerance.
The Student-to-Student Program reaches out to area high schools to:
- impart information
- foster understanding
- counter stereotypes
Student-to-Student participants have made presentations throughout the metropolitan St. Louis region in public schools for world history, speech, journalism, and literature classes; and in faith schools, in conjunction with world religion and Hebrew Scriptures classes.