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Diversity Leaders Initiative making strides in K-12 schools

Teaching kids about diversity doesn’t have to be dull and boring. It can be taught with music, bongos, rhythm sticks and bells. That’s one way third-graders at Belton Elementary School and children at other Anderson County Schools are learning about cultural differences during diversity week. The injection of diversity training at Anderson County Schools was born of a project crafted by Frankie Felder, a fellow in the Riley Institute at Furman University’s Diversity Leaders Initiative. “Our team came together and came up with a program to encourage young people to talk about diversity in a nonconfrontational…fun way,” said Felder. Read more about the project in the Independent Mail.

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