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  • The Need:
    Almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in bullying as either a bully, a target of bullying, or both, and children who bully are more likely to report that they own guns for risky reasons, such as to gain respect or frighten others -- American Medical Association

    Of hate crimes reported in 2005, 55 percent were motivated by a racial bias, 17 percent were triggered by a religious bias, 14 percent were motivated by a sexual-orientation bias, and 13 percent of the incidents were motivated by an ethnicity/national origin bias. Almost two-thirds of reported attacks were committed by individuals under the age of 24 --U.S. Department of Justice

    What We're Doing About It:
    Pacers Foundation supports the efforts of Indiana groups that

    • Teach tolerance and respect for diversity;
    • Focus on breaking down racial, ethnic, religious and other barriers by bringing youth from "all walks of life" together and exposing youth to cultures and "ways of life" other than their own; and
    • Carry out anti-bullying and anti-stigma programs.

    As such, school-based programs, faith-based programs, and other non-profit organizations focused on encouraging youth to Be Tolerant should consider applying. This does not mean, however, that we will not fund other types of organizations focused on teaching tolerance. The bulleted points above simply refer to our priorities in this area.

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