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NARRAGANSETTâ€”Students from Narragansett High Schoolâ€™s Tolerance Team attended an off-site leadership training at the historic Towers on Tuesday. The goals were to promote tolerance, a safe school climate, and an understanding about student differences. Representatives from Rhode Island for Community Justice â€“ the organization that held the workshopâ€”were also present as were Student Assistance Counselor Ms. Sarah Laidler and child psychologist Dr. Ruth Anderson from N.H.S.
Twelve of the 20 students involved with the program were at the training session.
â€śWeâ€™ve been concerned about tolerance and acceptance,â€ť Dr. Anderson said. â€śWe want a more formalized program, one that outside members are able to join.â€ť
Anderson and Laidler spoke about the goals of the program, namely, encouraging dialogue and exposing students from a sheltered community with peers who are different than them. The program is funded by Narragansett Prevention Partnership.
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