MLCN is lucky to count the following organizations among its close partners in helping to accelerate learner-centered environments across Minnesota and beyond! Select to learn more.
AMAZEworks champions safety and belonging for all. We work to end bias, discrimination, mistreatment, and harassment by creating inclusive, equitable communities through our anti-bias curriculum, resources, consultation, and training. Using the framework of Anti-Bias Education, AMAZEworks programs foster healthy identity development and respect across differences of race/ethnicity, class, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion/faith, and ability. We help children and adults develop the tools and skills to name and reject bias, prejudice, and stereotypes.
Our work lies at the intersection of social-emotional learning, culturally responsive teaching, and anti-bullying practices.
Students develop the capacity to thrive in today’s world because AMAZEworks guides educators to better support students in safely dealing with bias-based teasing, exclusion, and harassment through a preventive approach. With AMAZEworks early childhood, elementary, and secondary programs, children see themselves positively reflected in classroom materials and get a window into the lives of those who are different from them. They practice key social-emotional skills as they share stories, listen to new perspectives, engage in respectful discussions, and problem solve.
The literature- and video-based curricula empowers educators to have regular, intentional conversations with students on identity, differences, and bias. Through reflection and discussions that break the silence around identity-based mistreatment and bias, children make their environments inclusive of all differences, thereby increasing engagement and learning.