The Maltz Museum’s Stop the Hate contest is now in its 10th year and is as timely as ever.
“Stop the Hate is more than a scholarship or grant opportunity, it’s a movement,” said program chair Jordan Goldberg. “We are living in a time when speaking out and standing up for each other matters more than ever. This movement is about educating and empowering young people to use their voices for good.”
Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out is a personal essay contest with the chance to win individual scholarship money for college (schools also receive money for anti-bias education when their students win). By challenging young people to consider the benefits of a more inclusive society, the consequences of intolerance and the role of personal responsibility in effecting change, the contest also reflects Jewish values of responsible citizenship and respect for all humanity.
Each year, through the generosity of a donor, the Maltz Museum gives out $100,000 in scholarships, awards, and anti-bias education in recognition of 6-12th grade upstanders from throughout Northeast Ohio.