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2017 - 2018 Annual Report

This has been an incredible year for Beyond Differences! Take a look at our annual report and our progress over the past year!

Thank you for taking a moment to glance at the beautiful photos and snippets of news from our organization which put "ending social isolation among youth" on the map just eight years ago!

Still to this day, what excites us most about our progress is the student leaders themselves. Young people in all 50 states are volunteering for Beyond Differences and/or attending schools that use our curricula and celebrate our national holidays including Know Your Classmates, No One Eats Alone, and Be Kind Online Days!

We are able to provide every single one of our programs and initiatives free of charge because of investments of all sizes from our friends and funders.

We’re ramping up for an even bigger year in 2018 - 2019 – stay tuned!

National Programs

Know Your Classmates

Our innovative national programs have inspired a cultural and behavioral shift at middle schools and high schools across the country. Join our movement to end social isolation by bringing one or all of these programs to your school.

Know Your Classmates is designed to explore middle school youth's identity and belonging, understand traditions, and recognize stereotypes. Multi-cultural and multi-faith backgrounds are common in today's schools and Know Your Classmates is speaking honestly with children about their feelings and experiences with one another. Know Your Classmates Day is Friday, October 25, 2019!

No One Eats Alone

No One Eats Alone™ teaches everyone how to make friends at lunch, often the most difficult part of the school day. Created and organized by students, this is our most popular program where schools in all 50 United States participate! National No One Eats Alone Day is Friday, February 14, 2020.

Be Kind Online

Be Kind Online is a powerful engagement program for middle school youth, their teachers and families. Focused on creating inclusive communities online, particularly learning to respond to digital gossip to reduce social isolation, Be Kind Online Day is May 15, 2020.

All of our programs encourage taking the pledge to never exclude others, reaching out to someone new, and spreading the word that inclusion is cool!


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