Time to act: Talking to youth


Time to act: Talking to youth

Thank you to all of you youth development professionals who are helping young people share, heal, and act. Talking with youth about the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, racial justice, antiracism, and the violence around us is so important. 

We’ve seen a number of new tools shared in recent days, and culled a few existing resources to help in your work. This is by no means exhaustive – if you have ideas and suggestions, please let us know at

For everyone

Talking About Race – tools for parents, educators, and communities from the National Museum of African American History & Culture

For educators

Respect is a Summer Camp Essential: A Guide for Counselors and Camp Administrators from the Anti-Defamation League

Short tip sheet from the Child Mind Institute, including a recorded conversation with two psychologists providing practical tips to help parents and educators talk with youth

Ready-to-use classroom lessons from Teaching Tolerance

Let's Talk About Anti-Blackness from Yes Magazine

Helping Kids Process Violence, Trauma, and Race in a World of Nonstop News town hall from Common Sense Media (6/2/2020)

For parents and families

CNN & Sesame Street event "Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism" (6/6/2020 at 10 a.m. EDT)

Anti-Racism for Kids: An Age-by-Age Guide to Fighting Hate, Parents Magazine (6/2/2020)

Teaching your child about Black History from PBS

Table Talk on George Floyd, Racism, and Law Enforcement from the Anti-Defamation League