Effectively challenging prejudice
For young people taking part in the Anne Frank Trust’s schools and Ambassadors’ programme the result is positive, lasting attitudinal change. The programme educates young people about the roots and consequences of prejudice and discrimination, and increases their understanding of and respect for those of different faiths, cultures and identities. As Anne Frank Ambassadors they are trained to become socially aware and active members of society, developing life skills that enable them to recognise and challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and to amplify Anne Frank’s message of social justice and equality for all.
Evaluation of the Anne Frank Trust’s schools programme 2017-2018 shows that 97.2% of the young people surveyed became more positive to at least one group of people different to themselves.
Furthermore, young people’s improved attitudes are either maintained or even improve further up to 3 years after the programme, as 66.7% of young people whose attitudes improved after completing the programme in 2016-17 still have these positive attitudes in 2019.
Take a closer look at our report: Changing Attitudes of young people towards other social groups.