Not In Our School "Put Yourself On The Map" Contest! Enter below to win the raffle. Receive a Weatherproof NIOS Anti-bullying Banner with your school name on it!You are just steps away from affecting change in your school and community, and receiving an Amazon Gift Card! We’ve made the process simpler. It takes just 2 minutes to enter! Not In Our School (NIOS) is calling on educators, students, and community members to enter the NIOS Put Yourself on the Map Contest! The NIOS Map highlights where groups are taking action to say “Not In Our School” as a response to bullying. NIOS wants to reach even more young people and fill the map with groups from every state in the country! Eligibility Put Yourself on the Map is open to K-12 educators, students and community organizers working to create welcoming communities, prevent bullying and end discrimination. How Can I Enter? There are three ways you can enter the Put Yourself on the Map Contest! All you have to do is fill out a short form and your name will be entered into the raffle.
How to Start Your NIOS Club What is a NIOS Club and What Are Its Benefits? A NIOS club is a group of students at a school site who lead activities to make their school safe, accepting, and inclusive and also address bullying and intolerance. The club serves as a hub for NIOS work and assures that NIOS initiatives are student-led. NIOS clubs can influence a shift and transformation to create an identity-safe school climate. An identity safe climate is one where students from all ethnic and religious groups, gender orientation and backgrounds feel welcomed and included. Determine Who Will Participate A NIOS club works best when it has representatives from many groups at school. The club can either be a coalition of members from different clubs or its own unique club. In either case, it is good to coordinate with the other student clubs on campus. Student leaders from all sectors (ASB, sports, different ethnic clubs, Gay-Straight Alliance) who influence others make good members. Also consider recruiting some students who are not already the most successful. While it takes a bit more time, you might see that a student can transform as they move into the role of leadership in a meaningful way. It is also important to have students from various grade levels to assure continuity from year to year.