How to Start a Civil Rights Team

Any school in Maine with students in grades 3-12 can start a civil rights team, and there is zero cost attached. While the beginning of the school year may seem like the ideal time to start a team, we agree with Martin Luther King when he said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” You can start a civil rights team in your school whenever you are ready, and we will offer structure and support throughout this process.

Here’s how to start a civil rights team in your school:

  1. Download our "Nuts and Bolts" guide (PDF) to starting/running a team.
  2. Contact our office to let us know that you’re interested in starting a team. We’ll share information with you about the start-up process, and answer any questions you may have.
  3. When you’re ready, you will register your school with our office. Your civil rights team can then officially get started!