“What’s Wrong With Different?” focuses on diversity, culture, ancestry, and self-esteem for 3rd-grade students in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, and Columbus counties. The program is an interactive presentation that teaches students to understand and appreciate the differences in their communities and around the world.
YWCA staff and volunteers reached over 1,000 students in Brunswick and New Hanover County Schools in 2017.
After participating in a “WWWD?” presentation:
- 90% of students report that they will “make friends with people who are different than me.”
- 92% of students report that they will “help someone who looks or sounds different than me.”
- 95% of students report that they will “include people who are different than me in class activities.”