Mix It Up!

9, 10, 11, 12

Learners will sponsor Mix It Up Day, a national project to promote diversity within a school environment. Learners will experience roles as private citizens attempting to change behavior.

PrintPlanning Time and a Lunchroom Event

The learners will:

  • participate in a day of desgregation and inclusion.

This planning guide from Learning for Justice has everything you need for Mix it Up Day.


Mix it Up Day plans: Learning for Justice website.


  1. Anticipatory Set:

    Following the lead of social justice activists, the youth will plan a day to get the students in their school talking to new people and making new friends across boundaries and comfort zones. Use the guide provided by Learning for Justice. This begins with a planning team and is run completely by youth.

  2. The planning team makes a plan, picks a day, advertises the event, carries it out with festivity, and then evaluates and follows up.

Cross Curriculum 

Learners will promote and participate in an activity that seeks to raise awareness of the ways we separate ourselves from others. The activity will challenge social boundaries for a day and open communication within a school community and hopefully keep it open.

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
    1. Standard PCS 07. Skills of Civic Engagement
      1. Benchmark HS.3 Participate in acts of democratic citizenship in the community, state or nation, such as petitioning authority, advocating, voting, group problem solving, mock trials or classroom governance and elections.
  2. Strand PHIL.IV Volunteering and Service
    1. Standard VS 03. Providing Service
      1. Benchmark HS.1 Provide a needed service.
      2. Benchmark HS.2 Describe the goals of the project and their impact.
      3. Benchmark HS.3 Describe the task and the student role.
    2. Standard VS 05. Integrating the Service Experience into Learning
      1. Benchmark HS.3 Identify outcomes from the service.