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The Diversity Awareness Initiative for Students, DAIS, is an organization dedicated to strengthening our schools and ourselves, through increased knowledge, awareness, and respect for different cultures.  Its members are comprised of students from independent, public, and parochial schools, who wish to discuss and improve human relations within the community and society at large.


The Diversity Awareness Initiative for Students (DAIS) does the following through its activities: 

Develop Leadership

DAIS convenes meetings twice a month throughout the academic year at various schools in the New York City area. Students create, plan and discuss topics on issues of diversity and social justice, often highlighting specific social identifiers. 

Encourage Dialogue

DAIS students participate in trained, peer facilitated dialogue, which helps build self-confidence, improves communication skills and promotes positive conflict resolution capabilities. As the students continue to participate in these discussions, they develop into leaders.  

Promote Outreach  

DAIS students are encouraged to bring what they have learned from their peer discussions, back to their schools and communities, in an effort to help others develop and maintain an environment of awareness, tolerance and acceptance of broad aspects of diversity and social justice. 

Grow Community

DAIS provides the benefit of a valuable network of students from a wide selection of participating schools and backgrounds. 


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