What’s a Civil Rights Team?

A civil rights team is defined by:

  1. Students
    A civil rights team is a school-based group of students.
  2. Adult advisors
    A civil rights team has at least one school-based adult advisor. The team can also include community advisors.
  3. Focus
    A civil rights team meets regularly and initiates projects that engage their school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression) and sexual orientation in an age-appropriate manner.
  4. School support
    A civil rights team is supported by the school’s administration.
  5. A relationship with the Civil Rights Team Project
    A civil rights team is registered with the Civil Rights Team Project and receives structure and support from our office.

    For some examples of civil rights team initiatives, and news about the Civil Rights Team Project, check out the most recent edition of our newsletter, The Torch (PDF).
  6. The following promotional video is intended for use in schools by our civil rights teams for recruitment purposes. It serves as an excellent introduction to civil rights teams. CRTP Recruitment Video