Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Iredell County Teen Academy
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, Teen Academy is a program designed by Sheriff Darren Campbell.  This program is intended to engage teenagers, and help them learn how to handle issues they deal with every day.

Diverse Books
A 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.

Facing History and Ourselves
At Facing History and Ourselves, we believe the bigotry and hate that we witness today are the legacy of brutal injustices of the past. 

Fierce Reads
Uncover your next bookish obsession with #FierceReads, YA home of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.

Goodreads #OwnVoices 
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007.

Inside Out : Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth 
iNSIDEoUT is a youth-led organization that hosts community events for LGBTQ+ youth. We provide resources, opportunities for leadership, and safe, affirming spaces for queer youth. 

It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe.

LGBTQ Reads: Young Adult 
LGBTQ Reads is a site dedicated to promoting curated LGBTQIAP+ literature for all ages, run by author and blogger Dahlia Adler.

School Library Journal: Read Woke Challenge

STOMP Out Bullying
A leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse educates against homophobia, LGBTQIA+ discrimination, racism, and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online, and in communities across the country.

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. 

Teens Making a Difference
This site features teens and kids who are making a difference in the world.  They are changing social justice, sports records, academic achievements, and science.  They are ordinary teens and kids, who see the world and want to inspire and change. 

Youth Activism Project
Our free YOUth ACTivism: Guide to Change was written by teens for teens. It breaks down all the steps needed to start and execute a successful policy advocate campaign from the ground up.