Embrace Civility

Embrace Civility

The objectives of Embrace Civility are:

  • Empower students to embrace kindness, inclusion, and civility using a positive norms and student leadership approach that fosters positive behavior and increases student skills as a witness, the one being hurtful, or the one treated badly.

The student program, Embrace Civility, will help students gain critical important personal relationship skills in five key areas:

  • Reach Out. Be kind to those who are treated badly or left out and help resolve conflict.
  • Say “Stop.” Help those who are hurtful stop, accept personal responsibility, and remedy the harm.
  • Report Concerns. Report serious concerns to an adult who can help.
  • Stop, Own it, and Fix It. If you were hurtful, stop yourself and remedy the harm.
  • Be Positively Powerful. Respond effectively if someone is hurtful and become positively powerful.

Program Resources

The program resources include:

  • Implementation Guide. Provides guidance on the establishment of student leadership team and activities, research-based insight on fostering positive relations,  along with instructional objectives and recommended approach, with related survey items.
  • Student Guide. A 6 page reproducible document.
  • Alternate Where Everybody Belongs document for elementary school students.
  • Slideshow for Students. This slideshow should incorporate local social norms data. The slides can be used for posters. Two versions are provided:

These resources are provided for preview. Upon purchase, resources will be provided for use.

Embrace Civility Student Survey

The development of this program was informed by a survey of students conducted in 2015. This was a national survey of 1,500+ secondary students using a prior extended version of the Embrace Civility Student Survey. A report of the results of this survey is available.

The Embrace Civility lessons directly address the individual Knowledge and Student Skills expectations in the Center for Disease Control’s HECAT for Violence Prevention for grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12.


The pricing for Embrace Civility program will vary based on the size of the school or district and percentage of students receiving Free and Reduced Lunch. The basic price is $0.44/student who will be involved in the program.

Contact Embrace Civility in the Digital Age for details:  info@embracecivility.org


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