Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center offers programs for students, educators, and the public, designed to encourage continuing education and development.
Teacher Professional Development
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center offers a variety of professional development programs designed for educators of all grades, including on-site, full-day, evening, and virtual training for elementary, middle, high school, and college/university teachers, as well as administrators.
Student Leadership Days
In a full-day session that includes guest speakers, group activities, presentations, and discussions about perspectives other than their own, our Student Leadership Day program allows participants to engage with diverse peer groups, increasing their self-efficacy and learning potential. Students return to their communities equipped with greater acceptance and understanding, and tools to stand up against injustice and bigotry.
College Leadership Summit
The College Leadership Summit is a free program designed to engage college students in critical reflection on social justice, human rights, and inclusion. Students will participate in compelling virtual sessions, hear from inspirational speakers who have made a difference in their communities, and connect with like-minded peers. Participants will leave with tools and knowledge about how to organize for change at the grassroots level and how to fight injustice in their own communities, as well as nationally and globally.
Brill Law Enforcement Action in Democracy Training
The Brill Law Enforcement Action in Democracy (LEAD) training provides Chicago Police recruits and newly promoted Sergeants and Lieutenants, Cook County Sheriff and Correctional Department recruits, and suburban law enforcement with the tools necessary for understanding abuses of authority, responding to hate crimes and bias, and balancing the rights of individuals with societal protection.
Upstander Activity Club
The Upstander Activity Club is offered during selected school breaks and is a program designed to engage and educate children on social justice concepts. Each week features a different theme with engaging, enjoyable, and educational projects as well as the opportunity to win a prize!
This week-long program provides daily self-paced activities to complete at home.
Circle of Life: B’nai Mitzvah Program
Do you know a young person preparing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah? The Museum offers a B’nai Mitzvah program for children approaching their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. This special act of remembrance is designed to help them learn more about the Holocaust through the eyes of a child who lost their life during this genocide.
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