Teachers at Winter Weeend


Teacher and Student Programs

Programs for educators and their students


Nicole Rancourt
Program Officer
(207) 773-5051



Civil Rights Team Project

Reducing bias-motivated behaviors in Maine's schools

Artist Pigeon with students at the Civil Rights Team Conference

Students with graffiti artist Pigeon. Photo by Megan Webster

MHC is proud to collaborate with the Civil Rights Team Project (CRTP), a program based in the Attorney General of Maine’s office.

The only program of its kind nationwide, the CRTP’s mission is to increase the safety of elementary, middle level, and high school students by reducing bias-motivated behaviors and harassment in our schools.

The CRTP accomplishes this by supporting student civil rights teams in Maine’s schools. The CRTP and the student civil rights teams are active in identifying and addressing issues of bias in our school communities, especially those related to:

  • Race and color
  • National origin and ancestry
  • Religion
  • Physical and mental disabilities
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation

MHC’s role with the CRTP

MHC helps to plan the content for the Fall student and advisor trainings. MHC will once again offer a reading and discussion group for adult advisors at those trainings—stay tuned for more information on the book and for a chance to sign up.

Interested in starting a Civil Rights Team in your school?

Visit the Civil Rights Team Project website for the details on how to get started in your community. You can start a team anytime during the year.