NP4H at Jamestown

No Place for Hate® is a school climate improvement program that fits each school’s unique culture and needs. NPFH offers a framework to support the APS goal of establishing an inclusive learning environment for all by building a learning community of inclusivity, respect and equity.

To be considered a NPFH school, all students and staff members sign the NPFH Pledge and participate in a series of school-wide activities. A committee of staff members, parents, and students meet regularly to examine data and determine the most effective activities to further our equity work and meet the needs of our school community.

Interested in learning more? Contact Ms. Gaeta at debra.gaeta@apsva.us.

Jamestown students have participated in several No Place for Hate® activities over the past two years, including several One Book, One School Lessons. Students read and discussed the books Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell, Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, and Under My Hijab by Hena Khan. The lessons explored the books’ anti-bias theme as well as the concepts of empathy and inclusiveness. Following the discussion, every student engaged in a follow-up activity. We also provide a family discussion guide to promote these conversations at home.