“Different & The Same”

The Respect Diversity Foundation and the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice are joining forces to offer an engaging diversity program. Our trained volunteers go into your schools one hour/week to teach a six-week curricula that promotes greater understanding and respect. Please encourage any interested teachers to attend the free training session.

  • Different and the Same is a child-focused initiative that helps students identify, talk about, and prevent prejudice. The centerpiece of the program is a series of nine 12-15 minute, child-friendly DVDs; developed by the company affiliated with the highly-regarded children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
  • The videos utilize a diverse group of puppets and live actors to teach lessons about differences, respect, and getting along with others.
  • Through the DVDs, teachers and their students touch on themes ranging from stereotyping, speaking different languages, cross-cultural and interracial friendships, to standing up against prejudice.
  • A trained facilitator guides the process, encouraging the participants to share their own experiences and come up with creative solutions. These lessons stay with children for a lifetime, helping them develop into caring and compassionate citizens.
  • Joan Korenblit, 405-706-3828, rdfrdf@cox.net, www.respectdiversity.org.