I want to…

end the school-to-prison pipeline

protect youth from bias
and bigotry

be a stronger youth influencer


improving life and academic outcomes

we help vulnerable youth break cycles of disrespect and thrive


Respect 360 Toolkit

youth learn they are "unique contributors to the greater whole" and expand their life pathways.



youth influencers increase empathy, restorative practices and trauma-informed care

about us

We Increase School Equity

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Take these steps to spread #respect4students created by Being Black at School and The Respect Institute. Download PDF: School Equity Action Kit       *Photo: Respect Rally at George Ranch…

We Activate Empathy

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Ri was named one of the top 6 global solutions by Ashoka Changemakers and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to activate empathy to nourish stronger, more vibrant communities and future changemakers.

We Focus on Vulnerable Youth

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I have to say meeting President Barack Obama in San Jose in May was a huge full-circle moment for me and my entire family.

We Fortify Self-Respect

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Self-esteem is influenced by outside forces and is more malleable, whereas self-respect is an internal asset that can be strong despite circumstances.

our tools + training

eTraining: Learn the how to redefine respect and practice The Respect Basics.


A guide to restorative practices you can use with youth.


Enroll in eTraining and get your own toolkit to use at your site.


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