Garden State MOSAIC is accepting new teens for its upcoming 2015-2016 program year. For more information, see the website at www.gardenstatemosaic.org.
What is Teens Against Intolerance?
Teens Against Intolerance is a community service project founded by a group of religiously diverse teens who were among the first participants of the Garden State MOSAIC program. MOSAIC, which stands for Mobilizing Our Students for Action in Building Interfaith Community, brings teens from a variety of different faith backgrounds together to learn about each other’s religions. During MOSAIC’s first year of implementation, in 2013, the students were asked to come up with an idea for a joint community service project. Teens Against Intolerance was conceived and nominated for long-term execution. Our group has been developing the project since then.
Teens Against Intolerance was developed as a “youth teaching youth” program with the main objective to perform an in-person, impactful presentation to help break down religious stereotypes and lead to tolerance and peace. Teens Against Intolerance, created by teens and run by teens, hosted its very first presentation to nearly 100 middle school students at the 32nd Annual Colloquium at The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (based in Lincroft, NJ, at Brookdale Community College.) The assembly, led by a diverse group of high school teens, features interactive and unique activities.
We plan to sponsor and get involved in as many events as possible to promote our message. Check us out on social media for regular event news.
If your school or religious or community organization would like a TAI presentation, get in touch with us! We'll come to you if you're close.
We would love to hear your thoughts on how to combat intolerance and create peace. Send us your ideas!