Welcome to ReThink Summit School Program

A program designed to stop cyberbullying and promote positivity at your school.

ReThink Summit School Program

Thank you for visiting the ReThink Summit School Program page - we’re excited you’re here.

This year, ReThink is launching an exciting initiative: The ReThink Summit School Program! The ReThink Summit School Program (RSSP) is a year-long academic program for schools with a special interest in the ReThink mission and involving their school/academic community in a movement to conquer online hate. By joining the ReThink Summit School Program, you will gain access to resources and events that can help end negativity and promote positivity in your academic institution.

Following interest from teachers, guidance counselors, parents, and students for a program that allows academic communities to engage with ReThink in a high-impact, involved way, we designed the ReThink Summit School Program to create a network of schools from around the globe that are passionate about ending online hate and empowering today’s youth.

To apply to be a ReThink Summit School Program, click here.

To learn more about the ReThink Summit School Program, please see FAQ below!

FAQ

ReThink Summit School Program - Frequently Asked Questions

01. What is the ReThink Summit School Program?
What is the ReThink Summit School Program(RSSP)?

The ReThink Summit School Program(RSSP) is a program designed as a year-long initiative for schools/academic institutions to take substantive action against online hate, cyberbullying, and online abuse in their communities. Via ReThink’s anti-harassment technology tool, educational materials, unique student-led educational programs, students will be equipped to act responsibility online, and become better digital citizens. Unlike our other programs, the RSSP combines a number of ReThink’s programs + offers unique resources/packages to schools, and also allows schools and students to take part of an entirely new ReThink initiative: the ReThink Summit (read on to learn more!).

02. What do RSSP schools receive from the Program?
What do RSSP schools receive from the Program?

RSSP Schools will receive 1) curated, grade-specific ReThink curriculum, which helps facilitate educator-led discussion of cyberbullying within the classrooms/equips students to be responsible digital citizens, 2) detailed instructions on downloading the ReThink app onto school devices, 3) year-round tech support for the use of ReThink on school devices from the ReThink Team, 4) the resources for creation of a ReThink Chapter - an extracurricular group for youth from your school lead a local ReThink movement, 5) a merchandise package that includes ReThink t-shirts, wrist bands, and other cool swag, and 6) guaranteed tickets to the one-day ReThink Summit, an empowering, inspirational celebration of your school's work to end online hate. Featuring world leaders, speakers and Founder Trisha Prabhu, it's a can't-miss event!

03. Tell me more about the ReThink Summit? What is it, and what should schools know about it?
Tell me more about the ReThink Summit? What is it, and what should schools know about it?

The ReThink Summit brings together RSSP Schools that have successfully completed a year of the RSSP Program in an inspiring and celebratory event. Featuring celebrity speakers, Founder and CEO Trisha Prabhu, engaging workshops for students and faculty, activities, and the opportunity for students/faculty leading the RSSP Program at your school to be recognized, the ReThink Summit will serve as a culmination of a school’s participation in the RSSP Program.

Schools that are selected for the RSSP Program are expected to attend, and will receive free tickets/meals at the conference, as well as recognition for their serious. commitment to countering online hate and cyberbullying in their academic communities. Unfortunately, ReThink cannot cover transportation costs - if this seriously deters your ability to apply/attend, please contact us at contact@rethinkwords.com. We have very limited funds to sponsor attendance at the Summit.

Schools may pick up to 10 students/faculty members to attend. We recommend sending faculty members/students that have been actively involved in the RSSP Program year-round, such as faculty members overseeing the program and students leading your school’s ReThink Chapter. For more information on the components of the program, such as ReThink Chapters, please see our FAQ/website

If you have any other questions, please reach out at: contact@rethinkwords.com

04. What is the ReThink technology, and how will schools be supported technically via this program?
What is the ReThink technology, and how will schools be supported technically via this program?

ReThink is a movement to eliminate online hate, one message at a time. ReThink is also a patented technology that works across platforms, from Twitter to Insta, to detect offensive messages and give users a second chance to reconsider them. With its head-on approach, ReThink taps into the power of brain science to proactively hold cyberbullies accountable - and it works! Our research determines that over 93% of the time, teenagers decide not to post offensive content on social media after “ReThinking.” To learn more about ReThink and the ReThink technology, visit: http://www.rethinkwords.com/whatisrethink.

As an RSSP School, schools will have full access to ReThink Team technical support staff. At any time during the day, school administrators or faculty can reach out to our technical staff via email, phone, and text and direct questions regarding implementation of the app on school devices. We promise a response - with help - in 24 hours or less, with no charges, ever.

05. What is the ReThink educational curriculum?
What is the ReThink educational curriculum?

As a part of the ReThink Summit School Program, we provide unique, impactful educational curriculum to RSSP Schools. This educational curriculum is tailor-fitted to different grade levels, and provides a platform for discussion of relevant digital topics within the classroom. Ultimately, the curriculum helps educate students about the power of digital citizenship and responsible behavior online.

The RSSP Program combines a number of unique, mission-driven, and impactful programs/resources (including the curriculum!).

06. Is there a cost associated with the RSSP Program?
Is there a cost associated with the RSSP Program?

Schools are required to pay a one time fee of $500 associated with the merchandise package (which is required as part of the RSSP Program).Schools are also expected to cover the cost of travel to the Summit. We highly encourage students, as well as parent-student and parent-teacher associations, to fund-raise to cover this one-time cost. Thank you for your understanding and support of this important program. To learn more about the Summit, refer to the appropriate question in this FAQ section.

07. Do schools have to meet any requirements to be accepted to the RSSP Program /maintain status in the RSSP Program?
Do schools have to meet any requirements to be accepted to the RSSP Program /maintain status in the RSSP Program?

There are no set requirements to be accepted to the RSSP Program. Each application will be considered holistically on an individual basis. If there’s any additional information you’d like to share with us regarding your application/school, please note that information in the application itself under the appropriate section.

Because of the competitive nature of the program, we expect that all schools accepted into the RSSP Program 1) engage actively with the provided materials and resources, both technical and otherwise (the ReThink technology, the ReThink educational materials, etc.) and 2) utilize all program-specific platforms to amplify anti-bullying awareness (this includes our ReThink Chapter), 3) purchase the ReThink merchandise package, and 4) send 3-10 student leaders to represent your school at the Rethink School Summit in May.

08. How is the RSSP Program related to the WeThinkReThink Program and/or the ReThink Chapter Program?
How is the RSSP Program related to the WeThinkReThink Program and/or the ReThink Chapter Program?

The RSSP Program is designed for schools with a special commitment to addressing the issue of online hate, and accordingly, combines the WeThinkReThink Program and the ReThink Chapter Program, along with a number of other cool initiatives/opportunities/resources for schools.

To learn more about the WeThinkReThink program, visit: http://www.rethinkwords.com/schools
To learn more about the ReThink Chapter program, visit: http://www.rethinkwords.com/startachapter

09. How can I become an RSSP School?
How can I become an RSSP School?

Because of the overwhelming interest in the program, we will accept only a limited number of academic institutions. To be considered, you must apply here

10. Who is eligible to apply to be an RSSP School?
Who is eligible to apply to be an RSSP School?

(Hint: You don’t actually have to be a school!) To be eligible to apply to be an RSSP School:

- You must be an academic community/institution serving at least 100 students. (This includes public and private schools. If you are not a school, but identify as an academic community/academic organization/other academic institution, you are still eligible to apply, but should clearly make this distinction in your application in the section that allows you to provide additional information. If you’re unsure if you qualify, reach out to us at contact@rethinkwords.com.)

- ReThink’s Definition of An Academic Community/Institution: A group or organization serving at least 100 individuals between the age of 5-18 in a learning or academic capacity.

- You must be serving K-12 students (colleges and technical schools are not eligible for this program).

- You must have several identified student leaders willing to spearhead a ReThink Chapter at your school. You must have also identified at least 1 administrator/teacher at your school who is willing to be a point of contact with ReThink.

Any additional questions regarding the program should also be directed to: contact@rethinkwords.com. To learn more about ReThink, and the work we do, visit: www.rethinkwords.com. To learn more about our Founder, Trisha Prabhu, visit www.trishaprabhu.com - To stay in the loop about new updates, follow us on Twitter: @rethinkwords.

Application

Find out how to apply for this program

How can your school join the ReThink Summit School Program? Because of the overwhelming interest in the program, we will accept only a limited number of academic institutions. To be considered, you must apply here

Applications to be a part of our inaugural cohort of RSSP Schools open on July 26, 2019. To fill out an application, you must apply here: Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so apply early! This application will close on Sep 15th 2019 - there will be no exceptions or extensions, so please complete this form before that date. Schools selected for the program will be notified by October 1st week to begin our on-boarding process.

Detailed directions on how to complete the application are included in the application. Any additional questions should be directed to contact@rethinkwords.com

On behalf of the ReThink Team, thank you for taking the time to apply to the RSSP! Together, let's conquer cyberbullying - before the damage is done!



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