DWOH T-Shirts Update:

Unfortunately the Colorado Stay-At-Home policy will not be lifted until at least after May 1st. Since we are first and foremost supporting our staff in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and doing our part to flatten the curve, we will not be able to distribute this year's Day Without Hate shirts until at least after May 1st.  Once this order is lifted, we will coordinate a plan to distribute the shirts to our Jeffco community. 

We would appreciate you still supporting Day Without Hate and the virtual PEACE Week that the student organizers have planned for April 20th-24th. We still ask that on Friday, April 24th, you wear (and share online) either: a previous year's Day Without Hate shirt, a homemade Day Without Hate shirt, or simply a white shirt to honor the student-led, grassroots movement to promote nonviolence, unity, and respect in our schools and communities.

If you would like to place an individual order for a 2020 Day Without Hate shirt to be sent to you, please go to http://daywithouthatejeffco.com to place that order.

VIRTUAL PEACE WEEK FOR DAY WITHOUT HATE UPDATE (Monday, April 20th - Friday, April 24th):

Monday - Day of Service: Show your gratitude by writing a letter to essential care workers.  Use this link to find the address of a care facility near you.

Tuesday - Mental Health Day: During this time of uncertainty, make sure that you are not only taking care of others but also yourself.  Try some of these mental health resources.

Wednesday - Pay It Forward for Family and Friends Day: Take a few minutes to call your family members and friends to check in on them! Drive to a loved one's house to check on them and write a positive sign for them to see and enjoy!

Thursday - Pay It Forward for the Community Day: Write positive messages on your sidewalk using chalk, write a kind letter to put on your door or mailbox to thank postal workers and delivery personnel, or thank a grocery store employee for all that they have done during this time when you go to pick up groceries at your local grocery store.

Friday - Day Without Hate: Wear white!!  Post a picture of you in your white shirt (this year's DWOH shirt, a previous year's DWOH shirt, or a homemade DWOH shirt!  Make sure to tag @daywithouthate on Instagram!  Spread positivity and kindness in a chain reaction throughout the whole day!  Join us for a virtual Day Without Hate Rally at 5:00 p.m. on YouTube!

Day Without Hate is still being held Friday, April 24th, even though we will not be at school. The DWOH District Committee, the group of high school kids who have been working all year to plan this, is setting up a virtual DWOH (or #DWOHathome as some of them are calling it) with videos and social media challenges for Peace Week of April 20th-24th. Then they will be releasing a live YouTube event on Friday for people to participate in. They are asking that everyone wears their DWOH shirts and posts pictures of them on Friday, April 24th. If you do not have this year's shirt by Friday, April 24th due to remote learning, then they are asking you to wear a DWOH shirt from a previous year, show your creativity in making a homemade DWOH shirt, or simply wear white to honor the day. Then, we may have the chance to pick a day once we are back at school (in May, August, September, or whenever) where we ask the whole district to wear their DWOH shirts to school to honor Day Without Hate. Thank you for all of your support and we will update things as soon as we can!

Contact Update: We are currently updating our contact list for school T-Shirt sales. Schools, please contact Keary Sullivan to ensure your information is up to date:

School name, best contact person (or people) for t-shirts sales information, email address(es)

Day Without Hate is a student led, grassroots organization that promotes nonviolence, unity, and respect in our schools. After the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, students at Standley Lake High School asked their classmates to wear white in order to show a commitment and trust in each other to make their school a safer place. The day was an overwhelming success.

Since then, students across Colorado and the nation have taken this incredibly positive day to their communities to say that we will not tolerate violence or hate, and we will reach out to friends and acquaintances and say, "We're all in this together." This year, we're hoping you can create a Day without Hate in your school.

In the above video, students at Dakota Ridge High School describe their reasons for celebrating Day Without Hate. This video features several clips of the 2017 celebration and rally, and ends with a challenge to the students from the presenters: "What are you going to do to change the world?" Read the full story here.

PeaceJam Global Call to Action Winner

In 2013, PeaceJam, an international non-profit that connects Nobel Peace Laureates with students, named Day Without Hate their Global Call to Action award winner. Nobel Peace Prize Winner Betty Williams visited with students to congratulate them on their efforts to promote nonviolence.