Tools for Tolerance® for Teens

Tools for Tolerance® for Teens is a full-day customized program that educates about the dynamics of discrimination in historical and contemporary contexts and empowers students to create respectful and inclusive communities.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions
about the program.

Every experience is designed to support and advance the goals of the group and includes:

  • Guided Museum Experience where students explore themes such as the power of words, lessons from history, and going from bystander to ally
  • Personal Testimony Session with a Holocaust Survivor or other special speaker; as requested
  • Facilitated group dialogue
  • Lunch
  • Personal reflection and journaling in a Museum of Tolerance youth journal
  • Focused workshop based on the group’s needs: for example, bullying prevention, cultural awareness, or youth leadership 

How Can I Apply?

Expanded Program (Eight Hours):

You may choose one of the following 2-hour modules, for an additional fee, to enhance the learning of the standard program content:

Additional Speakers and Dramatic Performances: Dynamic personal testimony presentations or theatrical presentations can be arranged that advance understanding about key historical and contemporary issues such as; Civil Rights, Hate Crime, the legacy of Cesar Chavez, Japanese Internment and America's continued struggle with Immigration.

Youth Violence Prevention Workshop: Experienced facilitators engage students in dialogue on gender violence, bullying, and harassment using the acclaimed Mentors for Violence Prevention (MVP) model. In a creative "bystander"; approach, the model uses real life scenarios that speak to the experiences of middle and high school students. The workshop raises student awareness of the experiences of others, broadens options for alternatives to violence, and empowers students to undertake effective interventions.

Arts Based Activities: Students are guided through hands-on creative activities, such as print-making, symbolic representation, or pictographs, in individual and group exercises that enable them to reflect on the Museum experience, explore personal assumptions and biases, express aspirations, and expand their repertoire and understanding of the power of symbolic imagery.

Inquire about additional specialized program options such as, skills-building workshops, and pre-and post-video-conferencing opportunities. We will be happy to customize your program for you.

The Museum has developed, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, several standard-aligned lesson plans to complement the Museum experience. To view them and other teacher resources, please click here.

For more information or to schedule a program please call (310) 772-2502/2503 or e-mail.


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PLEASE NOTE: The Museum of Tolerance will close early (3:30 PM) on October 20, 2019 and remain closed through October 22, 2019, for Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

The Museum is Closed Saturdays and Jewish Holidays. During the months of November - March, the MOT will close at 3:30pm on Fridays. Last entrance is 1:00pm.

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