Stand Up! is an interfaith programme led by Maccabi GB and CST. Dynamic facilitators from Jewish and Muslim backgrounds model a partnership of collaboration, demonstrating how groups often perceived as oppositional can work together successfully. Through debunking myths and challenging stereotypes about the communities, young people's critical thinking skills are developed. This enables them to identify and counter discrimination safely and responsibly
The interactive workshops aim to educate young people about tolerance and responsibility by framing the conversation around the Equality Act (2010) and British Values. Facilitators use a variety of dynamic methods to engage with students and quickly create a safe and supportive space in the classroom, so that participants can express themselves freely without fear of judgement .
Drawing on the unique and extensive knowledge of our many partners in the hate crime field, young people are empowered to act against all forms of discrimination, racism, antisemitism and anti-Muslim hate, whilst developing their sense of responsibility to their local communities and British society. The Stand Up! project reaches over 10,000 young people every year, inspiring a network of Upstanders around the country.