New Jersey

Kidsbridge Tolerance Center

Kidsbridge hosts the only youth-focused tolerance center in the U.S. and offers developmentally appropriate programs for preschool/Kindergarten, elementary and middle school. Empathy, empowerment, social-emotional skills and diversity education programs are offered either at the center or mobile at your school. Youth participate in 'evidence-based' small group discussions/interactive activities led by trained facilitators. Topics include bias and stereotype awareness, bullying/teasing prevention, creating a support team, disability and LGBT issues, diversity appreciation and respect, empathy, UPstander behavior and empowerment, genocide and the Holocaust, and media literacy.
A visit to Kidsbridge Town lasts for two hours for preschool/Kindergarten. Elementary/middle schoolers spend three to four hours. Educators choose topics that will enhance social-emotional skills and depart with curricula relating to bullying prevention, character education and diversity appreciation.
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Contact Info
Address: 999 Lower Ferry Rd., Ewing, NJ 08628. Mercer County. Central Jersey. Tel: 609-771-0300. Email: Website: Hrs: See website – by appointment only. Contact: Meg Palladino. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2.5-4 hours. Cost: Fee, call for details. (Museum capacity: 40 max.)
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Life Skills, Social Studies.

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