Notice, choose and act — these three things sound simple enough, but if we tried doing them, we could make drastic changes in how teenagers treat one another.
That was the message at Challenge Day, a conference I attended in November with 100 students and 20 teachers at my school. They were different ages, genders, ethnicities, cultures and religions; basically everyone had different stories to tell.
The mission of Challenge Day is to provide youth and their communities with programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression. The Challenge Day vision is that every person lives in a world where they feel safe, loved and celebrated.