Namaste Named 2014 Model “Mix It Up” School
Namaste Charter School students have joined more than one million other students across the country to help break down social and racial barriers by participating in the 12th annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day. The event, launched by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project in 2002, encourages students to sit with someone new in the cafeteria for just one day.
The event was so well-received by Namaste students and staff that the practice has become a weekly custom with “Mix it Up” Tuesdays in the cafeteria. In recognition of Namaste’s leadership and ongoing commitment to a Peaceful School Culture, Namaste was named a 2014 Model Mix It Up school.
“Mix It Up is a positive step that schools can take to help create learning environments where students see each other as individuals and not just as members of a separate group,” said Teaching Tolerance Director Maureen Costello. “When people step out of their cliques and get to know someone, they realize just how much they have in common.”