What We Do
Operation Respect transforms schools, camps, and other youth-serving organizations into safer, more respectful, bully-free environments for children and youth through our social-emotional learning curriculum, professional training, and inspiring music. We provide adults the tools they need to help children and youth express their feelings constructively, resolve conflict peacefully, celebrate diversity, and engage with each other in a spirit of caring, compassion and cooperation.
Why We Do What We Do
We believe in the development of the whole child and that we must teach children the social-emotional skills they need to succeed in school and in life. We believe that each child, in each of our communities around the world deserves to live in a safe, respectful, compassionate community, free of bullying, hatred and violence.
We believe that children and youth must learn to honor and respect themselves and others and to resolve conflict peacefully. We must reach the hearts and minds of children, youth, their families, and their educators through the creative arts and evidence-based instruction to build the caring communities we seek. Our work is vital to ensuring today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, artists, advocates, creators, policymakers, and problem solvers
Copies of our “Don’t Laugh at Me” program disseminated world wide
Educators trained by Operation Respect
Presentations, keynotes, and assembly programs provided worldwide
Educators, parents, students, policy makers and community members reached
Countries whose educators have registered and ordered a copy of our program