Join the Movement
Before you begin the process of putting a peer group together, it is important to understand the words Diversity and Inclusion.
Participants of your movement should be diverse, and all should be equally involved and appreciated in the group. Having diversity and inclusion in your group allows all student groups to feel welcome and that their presence and voice matters. It can develop into students feeling more connected with peers in the school. You also want participating students who believe in bullying prevention and are willing to lead this movement in your school. This belief must be genuine.
Caution: Sometimes, groups brought together for a cause can become exactly what they say they are working against. This group should not be exclusive and not be a negative force in the school.
Some ways that you can accomplish membership.
- You can choose to have nominations from teachers and students.
- You can have students volunteer.
- You can request input from the school counselor on providing a list of students who may be interested and bring diversity to your group.